Every year I try to spend a few weeks eating a sort of 'detox' diet – no gluten, no dairy, no red meat and no sugar (except was it naturally found in fruits). It's my way of recharging my system, a way to get out of bad habits that inevitably form as life gets busy and its easier to order take out than cook dinner.
My sister-in-law was kind enough to make this salad for dinner tonight to accomodate me while I'm in the middle of my current detox diet. It was one of the best salads I've had in a while and one I will definitely be adding to my recipe book!
To make dressing: Place olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, sugar, basil in a blender. Blend for 10-15 seconds.
In a medium bowl toss quinoa and kale together. Add tomatoes, onion, mango, avocado. Add lemon vinaigrette and toss.
Can garnish with toasted almonds if desired.
This recipe was adapted from www.ambitiouskitchen.com