Black Quinoa and Kale Salad with Perserved Lemons

Photography by Angie Norwood Browne

I have recently started eating more vegetarian, and this is one of my favorite new recipes.

2 cups black Quinoa cooked

8 oz. Kale chopped

1/2 cup preserved lemons rinsed and chopped

1/2 t. ground cumin

10 mint leaves

1T. chopped chives

1 avocado sliced

Crumbled feta

Pine nuts or walnuts

Toss the quinoa, and chopped kale. Mix perserved lemon, oil and cumin. Pour it over the quinoa kale mixture. Add mint and chives and toss. Top the dish with avocado, feta and pine nuts.

Recipe inspired by Deborah Madison in the Vegetable Literacy

Food styling by Emily Browne


About anbphoto

I never thought I'd start a blog because I'm not a writer. I am a Southern Catholic girl, a commercial food Photographer and an avid gardener. I have always wanted to journal my garden; growing food (fruit, herbs and vegetables), photographing ingredients from earth to plate and sharing the recipes I love. Someone suggested that I forget about all the writing and simply share my photographs and recipes. Perfect! My blog is an exploration of home gardening and cooking, so here is a little history of me and how "Stray Cats and Blackberries" came about. Born and raised in Alabama, my love for food lies in Southern cuisine. I learned early on that life is a party revolving around friends and family sharing food and wine. Backyard Summer bbqs, black eyed peas and collard greens on New Year's Day or ham and chocolate on Easter are just a few favorite Southern traditions I love sharing. I became fascinated with gardening when my husband and I bought our first house. I am a mother, a wife and someone who appreciates the little treasures and traditions in life. My garden started as an empty parking lot behind a Mom & Pop grocery store that my husband and I bought and renovated into a photography studio. While my husband put on his carpenter pants I put on my gardening gloves. Thirteen dumpsters at three tons each and nearly three years later I had a plantable space to sew seeds. I have been a food photographer and gardener for over 20 years and love the idea of merging my passions by growing food, photographing my harvest and sharing recipes with you. Enjoy


  1. Michelle Perkins


  2. Marianna Wickman

    I’m ALL OVER this… but I need to know more about preserved lemons. What’s that all about and how do I do it?

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