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    Vegetable Quinoa Salad with Chicken

    WebMD Recipe from Epicurious.com

    Vegetable Quinoa Salad with Chicken

    By Alexander Aylward, age 8, Indiana

    “These are my favorite foods, and we came up with this when we put them all together,” says Alexander. “This is my actual lunch a lot of the time.” While the recipe calls for grilled chicken, you can use any type of cooked chicken or even slices of turkey breast. Alexander likes to have this with milk and some blueberries or raspberries for dessert.

    Ingredients
    • 2   cups
      cooked quinoa
    • 6   ounces
      grilled skinless boneless chicken or turkey deli meat, cut into bite-size pieces
    • 2/3   cup
      chopped fresh spinach
    • 1/2   cup
      diced tomatoes
    • 1/2  
      cucumber, peeled and diced
    • 1/2  
      red pepper, seeded and diced
    • 3   tablespoons
      homemade or purchased olive-oil vinaigrette
    •  
      Salt
    Instructions

    In a large bowl, combine the quinoa, chicken or turkey, spinach, tomato, cucumbers, red pepper, and vinaigrette. Toss to combine, and season to taste with salt.

    Nutritional Information Provided by Edamam

    Nutritional Information

    Makes: 4 to 6 servings
    • Calories185
    • Fat9.9 g
      • Saturated fat1.2 g
    • Cholesterol7.3 mg
    • Sodium37 mg
    • Carbohydrates18.3 g
    • Sugars1.4 g
    • Protein6.2 g
    * Nutritional Guidelines based on the USDA's MyPlate Standards.

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