Kale, kale, and more kale. I just simply cannot kale enough!
This recipe was inspired by a fellow food blogger and amazing photographer, Cookie + Kate. I so admire the food photography skills of others…
Kale and Coconut Quinoa with Cilantro Purée
2 c. rainbow quinoa
1 14oz. can lite coconut milk
2 c. water
4 c. baby kale
1 c. red curly kale, roughly chopped
1/2 medium red onion, diced
1/2 c. coconut flakes, medium flaked/roughly chopped
1 c. cashews
2 large bunches of cilantro, chopped
5 cloves garlic
2 limes (juice only)
1/3 c. extra virgin olive oil
sea salt and freshly ground smoked pepper
Bring coconut milk and water to a boil in a medium pot over medium to high heat. Add quinoa and bring to a rolling boil. Reduce heat to a simmer and cover. Simmer until all liquid is absorbed. Remove from heat and fluff – allow to cool. Transfer to a large bowl. Stir in red onion and baby kale, and red curly kale.
In a separate pan, lightly toast coconut flakes, making sure not to burn. Set aside.
In a high speed blender, combine all cilantro green ingredients, except extra virgin olive oil. Puree on high until all elements are combined and smooth. As the motor runs, add oil in a continuous stream.
Pour cilantro green over quinoa and kale salad. Stir to thoroughly combine.
Top with toasted coconut.