This is one of those recipes where you’re just gonna have to trust me. What am I talking about? Uh, well, you’ll find out when you read the ingredient list.

Ingredients: the salad (this is a main course my friend, and this is a meat eater talking)

1 habanero diced
1 cup quinoa
2 to 3 cups potatoes
1 pound green beans (not the canned kind, what are you thinking??? cut them up too)
2 cloves of garlic unpeeled
2 tablespoon olive oil
1 cup stemmed kale (chopped)
3 scallions, chopped
1 avocado, sliced
1 lemon


1/4 cup red wine vinegar (no other kind works)
1/4 cup olive oil
2 teaspoons dijon mustard
1/4 teaspoon salt

Turn that oven on the 400 and line your baking sheet with parchment. Toss the hab, green beans, potatoes and garlic cloves in the oil and add some salt and pepper.

Cook for 15-20 minutes (check them at 10) and flip them.  Cook until the potatoes are brown and beautiful and cooked through. Cook the quinoa (follow the directions on the bag).

Make the dressing by combining all the ingredients and whisking, then add the garlic (peeled first) and squish it into the dressing.

Add everything else to the bowl, serve warm, then write me a letter telling me how now you love Kale.