Rainbow Quinoa Salad with Chicken

Nutrition Facts
Rainbow Quinoa Salad with Chicken
Amount per Serving
Calories
371
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
12
g
18
%
Saturated Fat
 
1
g
6
%
Cholesterol
 
49
mg
16
%
Sodium
 
183
mg
8
%
Carbohydrates
 
39
g
13
%
Fiber
 
6
g
25
%
Sugar
 
0.25
g
0
%
Protein
 
28
g
56
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Yield: 6

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup red quinoa
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 zest from one lemon
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup pomegranate seeds or 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 4 green onions chopped
  • 1 yellow pepper thinly sliced
  • 1 cup baby spinach
  • 1 cup garbanzo beans rinsed and drained (always soak overnight and cook thoroughly; only use canned beans in a pinch)
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil chopped
  • 3 cups chicken breast baked or grilled chopped, hormone-free, antibioticfree, free-range

Directions:

  • Rinse quinoa well. Combine quinoa with 2 cups water in a medium pot and bring it to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 20 to 30 minutes or until water is absorbed and quinoa is fluffy. Remove from heat and let cool.
  • In a small bowl, mix olive oil, lemon juice, lemon zest, salt, and pepper. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, mix quinoa, pomegranate seeds, green onions, yellow pepper, baby spinach, and garbanzo beans.
  • Stir in basil and toss with prepared dressing.
  • Top with chicken.
  • Serve chilled or at room temperature.

Notes:

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