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Vegetable Quinoa Salad with Chicken

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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.

  • 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

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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