Quinoa kale salad

Photographs by Angie Norwood Browne

Quinoa Kale Salad


2 c. salted water

1 c. quinoa

1 bunch kale washed and chopped

1 meyer lemon, zest and juiced

1/4 c. preserved lemons washed and chopped

1T. olive oil

3 T. toasted pine nuts

1/4 c. goat cheese

salt and pepper

Bring the water to a boil, add quinoa, cover and lower heat to a simmer. Let simmer for 10 minutes, then top with the kale and re-cover. Simmer another 5 minutes, then turn off heat and allow to steam for 5 more minutes.

While the quinoa is cooking mix lemon juice, zest, preserved lemons, scallions, olive oil, pine nuts, and goat cheese.

When quinoa has absorbed all the water and is tender fluff together and add to bowl with other ingredients. Toss to combine and season with salt and pepper.

Recipe inspired by Food 52.

Food styling by Patty Wittmann.




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

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