Cinnamon-Scented Quinoa & Smoked-Chicken Salad

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READY IN: 50mins
Recipe by ValkyrieQueen

Rice (white or basmati) can stand in as a substitute for the quinoa in this Morrocan style salad.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Pour 2 cups of water into a medium sized saucepan, add cinnamon stick and salt. Bring to a boil over high heat.
  2. Add quinoa, reduce to low heat, and simmer for 15 minutes or until the quinoa is tender and the liquid has been absorbed.
  3. Remove the cinnamon stick. Fluff the quinoa with a fork and set aside.
  4. In a large bowl, whisk together the lemon juice, oil, lemon zest, garlic, cumin, cinnamon, turmeric and hot sauce. Add the chicken/turkey, celery, scallion, currants, pine nuts, and the cooked quinoa.
  5. Toss well to combined.
  6. Season with salt and pepper.

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