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Southwest Quinoa Salad with Mesquite Chicken

Southwest Quinoa Salad with Mesquite Chicken Recipe

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Prep/Cook Time: 20 Minutes
Servings: 2
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1. Preheat the grill to medium-high; lightly coat the grate with cooking oil. Grill the chicken, turning as needed, for 15 to 20 minutes or until cooked through and well-marked. Cool slightly and slice thinly.

2. Meanwhile, whisk the oil with the lime juice, lime zest, garlic, cumin and salt. Toss the vinaigrette with the quinoa, tomato, black beans, corn and avocado. 

3. Divide the salad evenly between two plates. Sprinkle with pecans. Serve with grilled chicken. 

Tip

1. The salad can be made up to 3 days in advance. 

2. Serve the quinoa salad over a bed of baby spinach leaves.

3. 1/2 cup raw quinoa will expand into 1 1/2 cups cooked quinoa. 


  • Serving Size 1 chicken breast, 1.5 cups salad

  • Servings Per Recipe 2

  • Amount Per Serving (* % of Daily Value)

  • Calories 507

  • Total Fat 16g (25%)

  • Saturated Fat 2.5g (13%)

  • Trans Fat 0g

  • Cholesterol 70mg (23%)

  • Sodium 616mg (26%)

  • Total Carbohydrate 56g (19%)

  • Dietary Fiber 13g

  • Sugars 5g

  • Protein 38g

  • Vitamin A 12%

  • Vitamin C 11%

  • Calcium 5%

  • Iron 22%

  • * Percent of Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

    ** This is a representation of the nutrition label. The actual nutrition label may vary slightly.



katherine goodman - eden, NC 6/17/2014 8:23:00 AM
This is a very flavorful and healthy dish. I love the way it tastes.

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