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    Quinoa Chicken Salad

    Quinoa Chicken Salad. Photo by Tableof4

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    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    35 mins

    10 mins

    25 mins

    healthy mamma's Note:

    This is amazing! If I had to choose just one word to describe it, it would be fresh, fresh, fresh! So perfect for a simple summer meal. It doesn't get any healthier than this either, so basically, it's the perfect dish in my humble opinion! Dont' forget to rinse your quinoa before you cook it to remove the natural "soapy" film! Quinoa contains more protein than any other grain; an average of 16.2 percent, compared with 7.5 percent for rice, 9.9 percent for millet, and 14 percent for wheat. Some varieties of quinoa are more than 20 percent protein. Quinoa's protein is of an unusually high quality. It is a complete protein, with an essential amino acid balance close to the ideal ... similar to milk!

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    Ingredients:

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    Salad

    Dressing

    Directions:

    1. 1
      *Rinse quinoa in a seive under cold water very well to remove natural, soapy film residue.
    2. 2
      1. To prepare salad, bring broth to a boil in a medium sauce pan, gradually stir in quinoa. Cook 18-20 minutes. Remove from heat, transfer to a bowl to cool slightly.
    3. 3
      2. In a cast iron skillet, over medium heat, add pine nuts (NO OIL) and shake constantly until golden brown, about 3 minutes.
    4. 4
      3. Add chicken, onions, radishes, cucumber, parsley, and toasted pine nuts., toss gently to combine.
    5. 5
      4. To prepare dressing, combine vinegar, and remaing ingredients stirring with a whisk. Drizzle over salad, toss to combine.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on July 19, 2011

      55

      This was a wonderful, light, refreshing salad. My husband is not a fan of quinoa but really liked this. I introduced my teaching partner to quinoa with this salad, and we both agreed it was very good. The only thing I changed was the amount of cumin. To me, cumin can be an overpowering spice, so I only used 1/8 tsp. I am thinking of making this with either scallops or shrimp for another twist. Great recipe!

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    • on September 02, 2012

      55

      Delicious! Will definitely be making this again ... even my super-picky daughter liked it.

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    • on June 04, 2012

      55

      This is easy to make, light, and delicious. Even my husband, sometimes not an adventurous eater, loved it. Thanks!

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    Nutritional Facts for Quinoa Chicken Salad

    Serving Size: 1 (160 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 344.6
     
    Calories from Fat 132
    38%
    Total Fat 14.7 g
    22%
    Saturated Fat 2.3 g
    11%
    Cholesterol 39.3 mg
    13%
    Sodium 370.4 mg
    15%
    Total Carbohydrate 31.5 g
    10%
    Dietary Fiber 3.9 g
    15%
    Sugars 1.1 g
    4%
    Protein 22.1 g
    44%

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    white wine vinegar

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