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Salad with Sunflower Oil

Published in Recipes, Salads & Vegetables Author: CentraCare


  • 4 c. finely chopped kale (ribs removed)
  • ¼ c. sunflower seeds
  • ¼ c. pumpkin seeds
  • ½ c. cooked quinoa
  • ½ c. dried cranberries
  • 1 avocado, peeled and chopped
  • ½ c. feta cheese crumbles


  • 3 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 2-3 tbsp. honey
  • 3 tbsp. lemon flavored sunflower oil


  • Place kale, seeds, quinoa, cranberries, feta cheese and avocado in a large bowl.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together apple cider vinegar, honey and lemon flavored sunflower oil.
  • Pour vinaigrette over salad ingredients.
  • Toss gently and serve or refrigerate.

Serves 8.

Nutrition Information Per Serving
  • Calories: 230
  • Fat: 15.3 g.
  • Sat. Fat: 2.9 g.
  • Trans Fat: 0 g.
  • Sodium: 123 mg
  • Carbs: 21.3 g.
  • Fiber: 16.5 g.
  • Protein: 6.3 g.