Rinse the quinoa in a fine mesh strainer under cold water. Add 3 cups water to a medium saucepan with the quinoa and kosher salt. Bring to a boil. Cook until al dente and the centers become transparent, stirring occasionally, about 8 to 12 minutes. Drain, fluff with a fork, and return the quinoa to the pot, cover with a kitchen towel and a lid and let sit for 5-10 minutes. Spread on a baking sheet and cool.
Meanwhile, cut out the stems from the kale leaves and slice finely into strips. Rinse the kale, then spin dry in a salad spinner and pat dry with a kitchen towel. Transfer to a large bowl with the cooled quinoa.
In a small bowl or a jar with a fitted lid, combine the olive oil, lemon juice, apple cider vinegar, honey, kosher salt, and black pepper. Drizzle 3-4 tablespoons of the dressing over the kale and quinoa. Toss to coat, and let sit for a few minutes so that the kale softens and the quinoa absorbs the dressing.
Add the blueberries, shredded carrot, and almonds to the salad and top with cooked garlic shrimp. Add more dressing and salt and pepper if desired. Refrigerate the leftover salad dressing for up to 2 weeks.