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Black Quinoa Salad with Mandarine, Kale, Radicchio and Anchovy Vinaigrette

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Sweet, juicy mandarin oranges, slightly bitter crisp radicchio, deep earthy kale, and crunchy nutty quinoa tossed with a balsamic anchovy vinaigrette-- this beautiful vibrant salad is bursting with flavours and naturally gluten free. I used black quinoa here, but you can use whatever kind you like.

SaladAnchovy Vinaigrette
  • 120 g Black quinoa, well rinsed
  • 240 ml Vegetable broth
  • 2 Mandarin oranges
  • 100 g Kale, trimmed and thinly sliced
  • 80 g Radicchio, thinly sliced
  • 4 Anchovy fillets
  • 1 Garlic clove
  • 1 Small shallot, chopped
  • 2 tbsp White balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp Sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp Freshly ground black pepper
  1. Place all the dressing ingredients in a food processor on medium speed until combined.
  2. In a medium saucepan, bring the vegetable broth to a simmer over medium heat. Add the quinoa, cover, turn the heat down to medium low, and cook until the quinoa is tender and the liquid is absorbed, about 15 minutes. Remove from the heat and let stand for 3 to 5 minutes. Uncover and fluff with a fork. Let cool to room temperature, about 30 minutes.
  3. Toss the black quinoa, mandarin oranges, kale, and radicchio together. Add some of the vinaigrette, toss, and serve. | © 2014 | | © 2014 |


The Yum List 25/11/14 05:14

Yum - sweet, bitter and nutty all in one dish.

Rosa's Yummy Yums 25/11/14 09:24

A fabulous salad! So colorful, healthy and mouthwatering.



lena 25/11/14 10:05

Gorgeous. ..and the vinaigrette sounds unique and tasty!

Alida 25/11/14 11:04

Mmm.. great way of using Kale! I am not very good at preparing it I must admit. Great combination with mandarine and quinoa it takes away its bitter side. Brava!

Sam Hoffer / My Carolina Kitchen 25/11/14 12:08

Nutty with a tad of bitter - sounds and looks delicious Angie. You continue to amaze with beautiful salads.

Emma | Fork and Good 25/11/14 13:25

Fantastic recipe Angie - I have everything here apart from the Anchovies - going have some of this tonight!

Gloria Baker 25/11/14 13:34

Love quinoa Angie look delicious! Only kale Im not sure if we have here!
Look delicious!

Kitchen Belleicious 25/11/14 15:01

i love love love the radicchio in this alongside the mandarine. Bitter and sweet and tangy and it all just looks so wonderful

Tricia Buice 25/11/14 15:07

The anchovy dressing sounds so interesting with the sweet mandarin oranges - which I have been craving. Love your quinoa salads Angie!

Claudia 25/11/14 15:56

This is one gorgeous winter salad. I am always looking for ways to jazz them up during this time of year! Gorgeous presentation!

Wok with Ray 25/11/14 16:30

I like the vibrant colors of the salad and bold-delicious combination of flavors from the vinaigrette. Beautiful salad. :)

ahu @ ahueats 25/11/14 17:01

Beautiful salad... I love the black quinoa! This looks like the perfect meal to eat after Thanksgiving :)

Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic 25/11/14 17:33

I've never tried black quinoa but it sounds like something I would like. Especially with that anchovy dressing!

Unknown 25/11/14 18:46

Sounds wonderful and it's so pretty too Angie.

Catherine 25/11/14 19:11

Dear Angie, That really is a beautiful looking salad.
Have a very Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving holiday. xo Catherine

fimere 25/11/14 20:06

une belle salade plein de saveurs et de couleurs bravo
bonne soirée

chow and chatter 25/11/14 20:30

looks wonderful love citrus salads this time of year

Cooking Quidnunc 25/11/14 21:24

healthy and beautiful recipe, i love black quinoa!

Cheri Savory Spoon 25/11/14 21:54

What a gorgeous salad Angie, I am bring 2 salads to the dinner we are invited to, I am going to make this, it will be a big hit. Thanks, Happy Holiday!

Elisabeth 25/11/14 22:12

Such a beautiful, crunchy, nutty...sweet-and salty flavors going on in this amazing, creative salad!
Angie, I adore the anchovy vinaigrette, which would be a great lighter version for Caesar salad...choice of 2...since lately, I don't dress the salads even when I make my homemade dressings unless everyone requests it the same way! This will be a keeper recipe, for sure...thanks for sharing! xo

mjskit 26/11/14 04:43

There's lots and lots of goodness in this salad! Interesting choice of anchovy in the dressing.

Von 26/11/14 12:54

Love the sound of the contrasting flavours and textures! The anchovy vinaigrette sounds amazing too!

Joanne 26/11/14 13:37

Such a lovely mix of bright fresh flavors!

Barbara 26/11/14 14:34

I'm loving the salad mixture Angie. Hopefully, the anchovies dissolve in the dressing. :)

kitchen flavours 26/11/14 14:53

Such a beautiful plate of salad! Kale is one veggie that is not available over here.

Monica 26/11/14 15:05

What a nice mix of textures, flavors, and colors. I've been thinking I need to start adding oranges to my salads. The mandarin in here sounds great!

Hema 26/11/14 17:04

Colorful, healthy and so delicious..

Liz That Skinny Chick Can Bake 26/11/14 17:55

SO vibrant and gorgeous! I adore quinoa salads and this one is divine!!!

Display name 26/11/14 18:34

What a great combo! Radicchio is such a great leaf and especially good in this salad!

Choc Chip Uru @ Go Bake Yourself 26/11/14 21:29

Quinoa with mandarin is DEFINITELY a winner :D
What a delicious salad - I would be super generous with that vinaigrette as well!

Choc Chip Uru

Unknown 27/11/14 00:03

so colorful! love quinoa in salads!

Marcela 27/11/14 06:10

oh wow! soo good! I'm in NY (finally) so tomorrow's gonna be a big day !
Happy Thanksgiving!

Copycake kitchen 27/11/14 14:29
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Copycake kitchen 27/11/14 14:31

Hi Angie, how are you? As usual your nice colour salad make me drool again :)

Jeanette 27/11/14 19:29

What a beautiful and festive salad Angie! Happy Thanksgiving!

Unknown 27/11/14 20:43

I love this quinoa salad! It looks so healthy and delicious! The mandarin oranges sound so good with the kale and quinoa and I love the pop of color from the radicchio!

Sharon D. 28/11/14 01:28

Wow..the mandarin oranges are such a nice touch. This is so beautiful, Angie. I'll get my fork and spoon ready in case you're sending some over .. ^.^

Emma @ Bake Then Eat 28/11/14 17:31

Another beautiful looking salad, I always struggle to come up with such good ideas for winter salads I am so glad I have you site bookmarked!!!

Amy (Savory Moments) 28/11/14 19:05

I love all the fresh flavors you've put into the salad! I bet that dressing is a nice counterpoint.

Evelyne CulturEatz 28/11/14 19:57

So many wonderful and varied textures and taste, very bold to make a anchovy vinaigrette with it but it works beautifully. Have a great weekend!

Kelsey Ann 28/11/14 21:10

i love eating the colors of the rainbow too. this is so perfect- light but filling id presume. xo

Kelly Mulcair Registered Nutritionist. Content © 2011 Trinity Nutrition. 29/11/14 22:38

My toes are curling reading the ingredient list of this citrusy wonder... I also like how you create anchovy paste for your vinaigrette by putting the fillets in the food processor! very good idea :)

Helene Dsouza 30/11/14 08:55

Your salad is so uplifting, I fell in love when I saw the colors of the ingredients. Definitely something I will be looking into. Thanks for sharing!

Geri Saucier 30/11/14 19:47

Another delicious salad. I love quinoa.

Ann Jones 30/11/14 23:34

My oldest loves anything with anchovies :) The ingredients in this dish are great, this is something I definitely want to try!

RavieNomNoms 1/12/14 19:21

This looks like just the health dish I need to get back into the groove after stuffing myself this Thanksgiving!

jasna varcakovic 2/12/14 21:45

I can imagine explosion of tastes in mouth after tasting this salad; all there - sweet, sour, salty, crunchy, nutty...

SavoringTime in the Kitchen 2/12/14 22:35

I am definitely eating with my eyes right now! This looks delicious and so pretty, Angie.

Ana Regalado 3/12/14 14:58

Angie , that salad looks hearty and nutritious ! The anchovy dressing sounds wonderful !

Unknown 4/12/14 12:42

What amazing colour splash on the screen here, so refreshing even in this drab weather!

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