Quinoa chicken salad makes a quick and easy side or main you can serve hot or cold. Delicious and packed full of good-for-you ingredients too!
Now that spring is here, what better way to celebrate this beautiful season than eating a 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. It also helps you feel fuller), vitamins, and protein.
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.
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. You can also 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. If you’re drawing a blank, you can check out this Quinoa Salad with Roasted Asparagus, Carrot Quinoa Salad, or Shrimp Quinoa Salad for some inspiration!
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For this salad, I used white quinoa, but you can use any type of quinoa you have on hand (check out this post on How to Make Fluffy Quinoa if you need some pointers on making quinoa). I also used black beans, which are my favorite kind of beans, but you can replace these beans with 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 out. I am sure you won’t regret it. Enjoy this delicious and healthy recipe!
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