Dear SOS: I recently “rediscovered” La Grande Orange in Pasadena and love its kale and quinoa salad -- it’s light and refreshing. I have enjoyed it often enough to know it contains kale, quinoa, red bell pepper, grapes, sunflower seeds and Manchego. But I need help with the dressing.
Dear Carrie: Dark green julienned strips of kale are tossed with nutty quinoa and sunflower seeds, colorful bell pepper and red grapes, then dressed with a bright Champagne vinaigrette. Parmigiano and manchego cheese lend a subtle richness; the preserved lemon strips add a salty tang. La Grande Orange was happy to share its recipe, which we’ve adapted.