Southwest Purple Kale Salad Recipe

In this post I share a fun purple kale with southwest flavor recipe.  There are so many new varieties of vegetables on the market today.  Purple kale can be found locally and you can even purchase the seeds to grow your own.  Check out my growing tips and seed recommendations below.

Purple Kale with Southwest Spin Recipe 

Kale with Southwest Spin Recipe

Fresh is best … always use fresh produce when creating a dish.  That is why I recommend exploring new varieties you may only have access to when you grow your own.  Do not limit yourself to basic kale.  Many of the new varieties on the market have a smoother and richer flavor.  Another option for this recipe is a purple or giant red mustard.  If you use about 1/3 of a cup mixed with traditional greens you will never go back to basic green kale again.  For this recipe you will need the following ingredients:

  • purple kale
  • romaine lettuce
  • avocado slices
  • garden fresh tomato
  • slat and pepper to taste (optional)
  • 1 cup of prepared quinoa / brown rice blend with southwest seasons
  • sour cream (optional)
  • vinaigrette

    Purple Kale with Southwest Quinoa Bowl Printable Recipe

    Don’t limit yourself to exact ingredients used in this recipe.  I recommend a southwest flavored quina and rice mix.  If you don’t have a mix handy just make your own by adding cumin, garlic and cilantro. If you do not have purple kale you can always use a little of the mustard greens I mentioned earlier.  I hope you take advantage of the print option below.

    Purple Kale with a Southwest Spin

    Purple Kale with a Southwest Spin


    • 1 cup of clean and torn purple kale
    • 1 cup of clean and torn red romaine
    • 1 avocado sliced
    • 2 fresh tomatoes sliced
    • salt and pepper to taste
    • 1 cup of prepared quinoa / brown rice blend with southwest seasons


    1. Prepare the quinoa and brown rice mix as direct. Add southwest season to the mix and let cool.
    2. Prepare veggies by washing and chopping.
    3. Mix greens in serving bowl topped with tomato slices, avocado slices. Adding quinoa mix on top Seasoned with cilantro and pepper topping.
    4. Squeeze fresh lime on top before serving.

    Recipe inspired by what I grow in the garden.  


    Let’s Connect

    Do you grow kale or use it in your recipes at home? I’d love to hear from you so leave a quick comment below.  Be sure to bookmark my website so you don’t miss all the new recipes and gardening tips coming this month.

    Happy Gardening,

    Bren Haas

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