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Apple Kale Salad In A Jar

This Apple Kale Salad is loaded with Dijon dressing, apple, chickpeas, roasted beetroot, quinoa, kale, and cranberries! A filling Fall salad.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword apple kale salad, apple kale salad recipe, meal prep recipe, vegan apple kale salad, vegetarian apple kale salad
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 3 meals
Cost ZAR 15 / meal

Equipment

  • small mixing bowl
  • baking tray
  • 3 x 1 L jar with lid (I used Le Parfait brand)

Ingredients

Dijon dressing

  • 2 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon iodized table salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Apple Kale Salad

  • 500 g beetroot chopped
  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 2 apples sliced
  • 240 g (1.5 cup) chickpeas (equals 1 can of chickpeas) drained and rinsed
  • 3 cups curly kale destemmed and finely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons cranberries or goji berries

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 200° C!

Dijon dressing

  • Combine all the dressing ingredients in a small mixing bowl.

Apple Kale Salad

  • To a baking tray, add the beets. Drizzle with olive oil and generously sprinkle with salt. Roast for 25-30 minutes or until tender. 
Allow the beets to cool completely, before adding them to the jar.
  • Cook quinoa according to the package instructions. Make sure to add some stock powder or salt to the cooking water, for flavor! Allow quinoa to cool completely, before adding it to the jar.
  • Evenly add the ingredients among 3 x 1 L jars in the following order: Dijon dressing, apples, chickpeas, roasted beetroot, quinoa, kale, and cranberries or goji berries.
  • Put the lids on tightly and store them in the fridge! For optimal flavor and freshness, eat them within 3-4 days.
  • When you are ready to eat, pour the ingredients out onto a plate. If you prefer to eat the salad straight out of the jar, shake the jar for 30-60 seconds and then eat!