Featured Recipe: Spring Kale & Quinoa Salad


- By Tracye Warfield, Founder of bytracye

One of my favorite salads in New York (besides the bowls I toss up in my own kitchen) is the kale and quinoa salad at The Smith Restaurant. It’s light, easy, and a perfect lunch for in-between classes, clients, workshops and the rest.

I’m a bit addicted to it actually. So, last week, I decided to mix up my own take on this favorite for Saturday lunch and, yep, it worked! Enjoy and Happy Spring!

Disclaimer: This is salad is ridiculously simple and delicious. That is all.

Ingredients (Makes 2-3 servings)

1 to 1 1/2 cups tri-color quinoa, cooked (I use Trader Joe’s)
1/2 bunch kale (Lacinato or curly both work), chopped
2 fresh farm eggs, boiled and sliced (Optional)
1/4 almonds, chopped
1/4 raisins/currants/cranberries, chopped
extra virgin olive oil
balsamic vinegar
sea salt


Prepare all ingredients above. Let quinoa cool for a few minutes, making sure that it stays just a bit warm. Toss all ingredients (saving eggs if using) in a mixing bowl. Drizzle with olive oil, balsamic, salt, and pepper. Toss once more. Top with eggs, if using. Serve and enjoy!

Check out more healthy recipes from Tracye here!

About Tracye

Known for her tell-it-like-it-is mantras and joyful practice, Tracye Warfield puts the play in yoga and yummy food. Tracye began practicing yoga in 1999, when she first hobbled onto the mat after a long and achy marathon. Ten years later, she walked away from a successful career in corporate America to start living the life she was meant to live. Currently, she teaches Vinyasa, Power Yoga, Hatha, and Pilates in studio classes, workshops, online, with private clients, and at her bytracye yoga.yummy food retreats throughout the U.S. and internationally. Tracye has also been a featured co-host for the 2013 and 2014 Solstice in Times Square Athleta “Mind Over Madness” Yoga event in New York City. She received her 200-hour registered yoga teacher certificate at Yoga Sutra Studio and her Pilates Mat certificate at Equinox in New York City. And, as a teacher, Tracye brings a rich knowledge of the yogic traditions, mixed with a heaping spoonful of originality, zest, and humor.

For Tracye, yoga and yummy food are a natural pairing. They both inspire communion, rejoicing, and family. Known for her signature cool, easy, organic, and healthy recipes, her cooking credentials come straight from the experts—mom, dad, friends, family, and the world community. In 2004, she wrote and published her first cookbook, Experience Dinner -Recipes by Tracye Warfield.

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