Superfood Sardine Salad

Ingredients

FOR THE DRESSING:

  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp tamari or soy sauce
  • 1 garlic clove, grated
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • 1 lime, zest and juice

FOR THE SALAD:

  • 2 cans (125g) Gold Seal Sardines in Water, drained and roughly chopped
  • 1 cup dry quinoa
  • 2 cups green kale, stems removed and roughly torn
  • 2 cups broccoli florets
  • 1 red pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup edamame
  • 1 cup red cabbage, thinly sliced
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced
  • ½ cup cilantro, roughly chopped

Directions

  1. Whisk all of the dressing ingredients together.
  2. Cook the quinoa in salted water according to the directions on the package. When done, fluff with a fork.
  3. Steam the broccoli for 5-7 minutes or until fork tender.
  4. Meanwhile, add the kale to a small mixing bowl with a drizzle of olive oil and a pinch of salt. Use your hands to thoroughly massage the kale to soften the texture.
  5. Add the cooked quinoa to the center of a large serving platter and arrange the kale, broccoli, red pepper, edamame and cabbage around it. Top with sardines. Drizzle the dressing over the whole plate.
  6. Garnish with scallions and cilantro and serve.