The sweet, colorful mandarins sparkle against a canopy of deep green kale foliage in this Mandarin Quinoa and Kale Bowl. This recipe is versatile enough to serve as a salad, one-dish meal, or side-dish. Plus it is a 100% plant-based (vegan), gluten-free salad bowl, making it ideal for all diets. I love this recipe, because it is the perfect way to celebrate winter’s finest produce, including kale and mandarins. Tossed with quinoa and an orange cumin vinaigrette, it’s a filling, wholesome dish that’s really delicious, too. Plus, this easy 10-minute bowl boasts star nutrition power. It’s rich in plant proteins, gut-healthy fiber, healthy fats, vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
Enjoy it as a bowl meal to create a nutritionally balanced, satisfying salad that will take you all the way to dinner and back. Or you can also serve it in a large bowl as a side salad to accompany your meal. You can serve it warm or chilled, depending on your preference. Try packing up this bowl for lunch at work, or meal prepping it for a few meals during the week. One of my favorite ways to enjoy this recipe is as the highlight of a simple, rustic dinner. Just pair it with a warm, satisfying soup, such as this Classic Tomato Soup, and a slice of crusty whole grain bread, and you’ll find yourself well-nourished. With only 9 ingredients (not including pantry staples), you can mix up this recipe in under 10 minutes!
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