Chicken Quinoa Salad

Number of Servings: 4 (236g)
Active Time: 20 Minutes
Total Time: 20 Minutes

Forget pasta salad. Once you taste the way the quinoa just soaks up the simple dressing and experience the way the dressing-rich grains coat each piece of vegetable, you might even wonder what anyone ever saw in mayonnaise-drenched macaroni in the first place.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup dry quinoa
  • 3 cups broccoli florets
  • 1 cup cooked chicken breast, shredded
  • 3/4 cup carrots, shredded
  • 1/4 cup kalamata olives, chopped
  • 3/4 cup red bell peppers, roasted and chopped
  • 2 tablespoons part-skim parmesan cheese, grated
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-fat feta cheese, crumbled
  • Greek Vinaigrette
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried mint
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Directions

  1. Cook quinoa according to package directions. Transfer to a large bowl and toss with a fork. Allow it to cool for 30 minutes.
  2. Add broccoli, chicken, carrots, olives, roasted red bell peppers and cheeses to quinoa, stirring to combine.
  3. To make dressing: Combine oil, lemon, mint, salt and pepper and whisk thoroughly.
  4. Pour dressing over quinoa and stir to combine. Serve at room temperature or chilled.

Nutrition Facts

4 servings per container

Serving Size 236g

Amount per serving
Calories 460
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 25g 32%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3.5g
Monounsaturated Fat 14.5g
Cholesterol 35mg 12%
Sodium 435mg 19%
Total Carbohydrate 37g 13%
Dietary Fiber 6g 21%
Total Sugars 6g
Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%
Sugar Alcohol 0g
Other Carbohydrate 3g
Protein 21g
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Calcium 109.9mg 8%
Iron 3.1mg 15%
Potassium 680mg 15%
Vitamin A 243.2mcg 25%
Vitamin C 98.7mg 110%
Vitamin E 4.8mg 35%
Vitamin K 82.5mcg 70%
Thiamin 0.3mg 25%
Riboflavin 0.3mg 25%
Niacin 10.2mg 60%
Vitamin B6 0.7mg 35%
Folate 139.9mcg 35%
Vitamin B12 0.2mcg 8%
Biotin 1.4mcg 4%
Chloride 73.3mg 4%
Pantothenate 1.2mg 20%
Phosphorus 351.4mg 30%
Iodine 1.6mcg 2%
Magnesium 115.5mg 30%
Zinc 2.2mg 20%
Selenium 15.4mcg 25%
Copper 0.3mg 35%
Manganese 1.1mg 50%
Chromium 0.3mcg 0%
Molybdenum 5.7mcg 15%

* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Ingredients

Broccoli, Whole Grain Quinoa, Chicken, Red Bell Pepper, Carrots, Olive Oil, Pitted Kalamata Olives (kalamata Olives, Water, Red Wine Vinegar, Sea Salt, Extra Virgin Olive Oil), Lemon Juice, Reduced Fat Feta Cheese (pasteurized Part-skim Milk, Cheese Cultures, Salt, Enzymes, Cellulose), Parmesan Cheese (milk, Cultures, Salt, Enzymes), Salt, Black Pepper, Peppermint.

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