Recipe: Toasted Quinoa Massaged Kale and Vegan Parmesan Salad

This quick and easy salad makes for a healthy weekday lunch, with nutrient dense kale and complete protein from the Toasted Quinoa.



  • 3 Cups kale, stemmed and finely chopped
  • 1 & 3/4 tsp sea salt, seperated
  • juice from 1/2 a lemon 
  • 3/4 cups sunflower seeds
  • 3 Tbs nutritional yeast 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 cup cooked Toasted Quinoa 
  • Olive oil


In a large bowl, combine the kale, 1 tsp sea salt and lemon juice. Massage ingredients together for 2-3 minutes. You'll feel the kale soften. 

In  food processor, combine sunflower seeds, nutritional yeast, 3/4 tsp sea salt, and garlic powder. Pulse until all ingredients are pulverized - about the consistency of grated Parmesan cheese.

 To the kale mixture, add the cooked Toasted Quinoa and the sunflower seed mixture. Drizzle in some olive oil. Toss ingredients together and enjoy!