Quinoa Chicken Salad Recipe

Olivia Ribas | Primavera Kitchen Updated

Quinoa Chicken Salad is a delicious main or side that can be accustomed to fit your taste. Make it your own!

Now that spring is here, what better way to celebrate this beautiful season than eating quinoa salad? This type of salad is by far my favorite salad because it is like a complete meal.

Here you have lots of fiber (which can help to reduce cholesterol and constipation and help you feel fuller), vitamins and protein.

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We all know that there is plenty of evidence from many studies that says nutrient-rich plant foods contribute to overall health. For this reason, we should all include more salads in our diets.

However, it doesn’t mean you have to eat salads that are not flavorful and tasty. This salad is very cool because of the textures, colors and flavors.

I bet that even your kids will love it as well.

Quinoa Chicken Salad Picture

As you can see this salad is very versatile because you can customize it to your taste. I mean, if you don’t like black beans with quinoa, you can just remove it and add more red pepper for example.

You also can add more ingredients to this salad, like fruits and more vegetables - broccoli, green beans and carrots would be delicious. Or you can put some nuts like walnuts, peanuts, almonds or cashews to bring crunchy bites to your dish.

Use what appeals to you the most, and whichever one you have in your fridge or pantry. The possibilities here are endless. You just need to use your imagination to get creative.

Quinoa Chicken Salad Image

For this salad I used white quinoa, but you can use any type of quinoa you have on hand.

I also used black beans, which are my favorite kind of beans, but you can replace these beans for any other you have like, for example green beans. Hum… green beans work really well in here.

And you also can use the chicken left over from last night’s dinner to make a fresh and healthy lunch dish.

So, make this quick and easy-to-follow salad recipe today and let me know how it turns up. I am sure you wont regret it.

Enjoy this delicious and healthy recipe!

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Quinoa Chicken Salad Recipe

  4 Servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Cooked Quinoa
  • 1 15 oz can Black Beans, Rinsed and drained
  • 1 15 ounce can Corn, Rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup Red Onion, Chopped
  • 1/2 cup Red Pepper, Chopped
  • 1 cup Cooked Chicken, Diced
  • 1/4 cup Fresh Parsley, Save some for garnishing the dish just before serving
  • 1/3 cup Homemade Vinaigrette Dressing

Directions

  1. Place the quinoa in a large bowl and add the black beans, corn, red onions, red pepper, chicken and parsley.
  2. Pour the homemade vinaigrette dressing over the quinoa salad and stir to combine very well.
  3. Garnish with more parsley before serving if you desire.

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Author: Olivia Ribas
Recipe Yields: 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 120
Calories 629

% Daily Value*
23%
Total Fat 15g
13%
  Saturated Fat 3g
21%
Sodium 502mg
32%
Total Carbohydrate 97g
14%
  Dietary Fiber 11g
  Sugars 6g
60%
Protein 30g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Olivia Ribas

About Olivia

Olivia's the queen of fast, simple, delicious and nutritious recipes on her site, Primavera Kitchen. We love her approach to fresh ingredients, and know you'll love everything about our new Salad fanatic!