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Kale and Quinoa with Tahini & Soy Sauce Caramelized Onions


Many of us are trying to get more healthy food into an increasingly busy schedule.
Packed with protein, and rich in potassium and vitamin C, quinoa and kale are definitely healthy.
Not to mention, this dish has less than 140 calories per serving. However, you shouldn’t try this just for its health benefits.
You must try it because it is exceptionally delicious.



  • 10 ounces kale, trimmed and chopped
  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup dry quinoa
  • 1 cup vegetable stock
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons tahini
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • Pepper, to taste


  1. Rinse the quinoa. Combine with 8 ounces water, broth, 1/2 teaspoon soy sauce, and 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil, and bring to a boil.
  2. Once it boils, cover it, reduce the heat to the lowest level, and set the timer for 15 minutes.
  3. When the counter rings, remove the quinoa from the heat.
  4. In a large heavy-bottomed skillet, heat the remaining olive oil and sesame oil
    the Oil on medium heat. Add onions and fry until softened and starting to turn brown.
  5. Add garlic and ½ teaspoon of soy sauce and cook for another minute.
  6. Add turnip in large quantities and fry for 5 minutes.
  7. When the kale begins to soften, add another 1/2 teaspoon of soy sauce and 5 ounces of water to cook the kale through.
  8. When all the water has evaporated (5-7 minutes), turn off the heat. Drizzle the kale with the tahini, then add the quinoa on top in an even layer. Season the quinoa with the remaining soy
  9. sauce and mix everything together.
  10. Serve hot.