Best Chicken Quinoa Salad With Guacamole

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This tasty chicken quinoa salad is a great way to enjoy a healthy and filling meal. It is packed with protein and fiber, and is perfect for a quick lunch or dinner. Enjoy this tasty lunch idea at home or in the workplace.

Best Chicken Quinoa Salad With Guacamole

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What Is Quinoa?

Quinoa is a superfood that is high in protein and fiber, and is also a good source of iron. It is a grain that is native to South America, and has been cultivated for thousands of years. Quinoa is a perfect food for those on a gluten-free diet, as it is naturally gluten-free.

Is Quinoa Healthy?

Yes! Quinoa is a healthy grain that is packed with nutrients. Quinoa is also a good source of magnesium, potassium, and zinc.

How Do I Cook Quinoa?

Cooking quinoa is easy! Simply rinse the quinoa in a fine mesh strainer, and then add it to a pot of boiling water.

Boil for about 15 minutes, or until the quinoa is cooked through.

Once the quinoa is cooked, fluff with a fork and serve.

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Ingredients Needed For Chicken Quinoa Salad

  • 1 cup cooked and cooled quinoa
  • 2 cups chopped cooked chicken – Learn how to cook chicken breast in the Instant Pot here.
  • 1/4 cup diced green onion
  • 1 chopped tomato
  • 1/4 chopped bell pepper
  • Chopped cucumber
  • Handful of cilantro
  • Slice of lime
  • 2 spoonfuls of Guacamole – You can make homemade guacamole using this recipe
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How Do I Make Chicken Quinoa Salad?

To make this quinoa salad, simply cook the quinoa in boiling water for 15 minutes. Alternatively, try making Instant Pot Quinoa using our popular quinoa recipe.

Add Salad Ingredients

Once the quinoa is cooked, add in the chopped chicken, diced tomatoes, green onions, peppers, cucumber and cilantro. Toss to combine, and place into your lunch box or serve on a plate.

Add The Guacamole

Finally, add the guacamole and a slice of lime to add extra flavour to this salad. Garnish with Cilantro. This dish is best served cold or at room temperature.

Enjoy!

If you are looking for a healthy and delicious lunch idea, then this quinoa salad is a great option! It is packed with nutrients and is very easy to make. Enjoy this tasty and filling salad at home or in the workplace

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Can I Make Quinoa Salad Ahead Of Time?

Yes, this quinoa salad can be made ahead of time. Simply cook the quinoa and chop the vegetables the night before. Store in an airtight container in the fridge, and then add the chicken and guacamole right before you are ready to eat.

This quinoa salad will last in the fridge for up to 3 days.

Looking for more Quinoa recipes: Try this delicious Quinoa and Chicken Casserole.

How Long Does Chicken Last In The Fridge?


Cooked chicken will last in the fridge for 3-4 days, or in the freezer for 2-6 months.

You can try any one of these tasty chicken breast recipes, they will all go well with this salad dish!

Instant Pot Cream Cheese Chicken Breast

Instant Pot Poached Chicken

Instant Pot Creamy Lemon Chicken Breast

Air Fryer Crusted Almond Chicken

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Best Chicken Quinoa Salad With Guacamole
Yield: 3

Best Chicken Quinoa Salad With Guacamole

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

The Delicious,Easy Chicken Quinoa Salad With Guacamole

Ingredients

  • 1 cup cooked and cooled quinoa
  • 2 cups chopped cooked chicken - Learn how to cook chicken breast in the Instant Pot here.
  • 1/4 cup diced green onion
  • 1 chopped tomato
  • 1/4 chopped bell pepper
  • Chopped cucumber
  • Handful of cilantro
  • Slice of lime
  • 2 spoonfuls of Guacamole - You can make homemade guacamole using this recipe

Instructions

To make this quinoa salad, simply cook the quinoa in boiling water for 15 minutes. Alternatively, try making Instant Pot Quinoa using our popular quinoa recipe.

Once the quinoa cooked, add in the chopped chicken, diced tomatoes, green onions, peppers, cucumber and cilantro. Toss to combine, and place into your lunch box or serve on a plate.

Finally, add the guacamole and a slice of lime to add extra flavour to this salad. Garnish with Cilantro. This dish is best served cold or at room temperature.

Enjoy!







Nutrition Information:

Yield:

3

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 397Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 119mgSodium: 196mgCarbohydrates: 22gFiber: 5gSugar: 3gProtein: 38g

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Angela Milnes is a Qualified Teacher who has specialised in Preschool and Kindergarten teaching. She has studied nutrition for children and has also taught cooking skills to adults. Angela loves to share family meals and easy instant pot recipes here on The Inspiration Edit. Follow her on Pinterest!

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