Chicken and quinoa salad

Chicken and quinoa salad
  • Serves: 4
  • Cook time: Ready in 15 minutes
  • Ready in: Less than 30 Minutes
  • Difficulty Rating: 1
  • Syns per serving:
      FREE

This simple salad is refreshing and substantial, and any leftovers would make a great lunchbox filler.

ingredients

  • 200g dried quinoa
  • 4 cooked skinless and boneless chicken breasts, roughly shredded
  • 4 red apples, cored and cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 4 celery sticks, thinly sliced
  • Small bag of baby spinach leaves
  • Bunch of spring onions, trimmed and thinly sliced
  • 2 hard-boiled eggs, peeled and finely chopped, to garnish
  • Small handful of finely chopped fresh chives
  • Small handful of finely chopped fresh mint

for the dressing:

  • 200g fat free natural fromage frais
  • 3 tbsp fat free vinaigrette
  • 2 tbsp roughly chopped bottled gherkins
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

method

  1. Cook the quinoa according to the packet instructions then drain and set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, put the chicken in a large salad bowl with the apples, celery, spinach and spring onions.
  3. Mix all the dressing ingredients together in a bowl and pour over the salad.
  4. Add the cooked quinoa and toss to mix well. Scatter over the egg and fresh herbs to serve.

Tip: Quinoa is a great alternative to rice or couscous.

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