Sunday, April 1, 2012

Farmers Market Kale Cups

Hello :) Another weekend & another Sunday spent at the markets. Our day started off at Concord Farmers Markets, which only started last month and I'm pretty sure run on the first Sunday of the month. They were small but had some great produce and yummy eats & we bought some strawberries and shared vegetarian samosas.

Afterwards it was off to Marrickville markets, as usual. I enjoyed a tub of yoghurt with oats, chia seeds and raspberries for breakfast, along with an iced chai. It was a sunny morning, perfect for lazing about and I managed to spend all the money I brought... funny how that always happens! A vibrant & nutritious salad was constructed for lunch with the fresh veges and produce I came home with.

Farmers Market Kale Cups

1. Tear off a few kale leaves, wash and pat dry
2. Cook 1/2 cup of quinoa in 1 cup of water, bring to the boil and simmer until the quinoa has fluffed up and the water has been absorbed
3. Add the cooked quinoa to a bowl and mix with raw green beans, sliced strawberries and chopped olives 

I bought these olives from Molives, a hand stuffed olive company. They taste seriously good and after much contemplation decided to buy a mixture of  smoked almond and onion/sumac olives. Yum!

4. Arrange kale leaves on a plate

5. Spoon on the quinoa salad and drizzle on extra virgin olive oil. Vegetarians stop here...

6. But I also added some wood smoked salmon!

7. Eat, just like you would a taco!

I ate the kale raw, but feel free to steam or bake it, and of course you can use lettuce cups instead if you prefer :)

Hannah x


  1. um... divine! Perfection. Love it, love it all. Including the sound of that iced chai :)
    Heidi xo

    1. yay thanks :) Seriously love iced chai & iced coffee for that matter!

  2. i love your blog Hannah.
    I am definitely making a salad tomorrow.
    I need to go across town to the place that sells kale.
    oh so yum.