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Chicken And Quinoa Salad

This Chicken and Quinoa salad is loaded with crunchy, flavorful vegetables such as, red onions, sweet cherry tomatoes, cucumbers and jalapeno peppers and mixed with a white wine vinaigrette. It's a perfect summertime meal.
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Salad
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Joanie Zisk

Ingredients

  • 2 cups quinoa, cooked
  • 1 teaspoon dried tarragon
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • 1/2 small red onion, chopped
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1 large cucumber, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 pound chicken breasts, cooked
  • Salsa Verde (optional)
  • 1/4 cup toasted almonds (optional)

Instructions

  • Place the cooked quinoa in a large bowl. Add to the bowl, the tarragon, parsley, red onion, tomatoes, pepper and cucumber. Toss to mix the ingredients together.
  • In a small bowl, whisk the white wine vinegar and olive oil together. Pour over the salad.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Top with slices of chicken.
  • Serve with Salsa Verde and top with toasted almonds, if desired.