Quinoa Chicken Black Bean Salad

Chewy quinoa tossed with crunchy vegetables and juicy chicken. This salad is the perfect summer meal.

Quinoa Chicken Salad


This is one of my favourite summer salads. It is a complete meal because of the quinoa and black beans. They provide a complete protein and are an excellent source of iron. The chewy quinoa, juicy chicken and crunchy vegetables all compliment one another. It is a perfect salad for any summer pot luck or gathering. 

Quinoa Chicken Salad
In a small saucepan, add quinoa, paprika, minced garlic and water. Bring to a boil and simmer on low for 15 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside to cool. 

While the quinoa is cooling, make the rest of the salad. Chop the onion and red pepper. Shred the carrots. Cut broccoli into bite sized pieces. If you want, I like to julienne or shred the broccoli stems and add them to the salad as well. Drain and rinse the black beans. Thaw the frozen corn. Add all salad ingredients to a large bowl and toss well. Add cumin, coriander and lime juice and toss again. Serve immediately or refrigerate until ready to use.

Quinoa Chicken Salad

Quinoa Chicken Salad
Serves 8
Chewy quinoa tossed with crunchy vegetables and juicy chicken. This salad is the perfect summer meal.
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Prep Time
20 min
Prep Time
20 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 cup quinoa, uncooked
  2. 2 cups water
  3. 1 teaspoon paprika
  4. 1 clove garlic, minced
  5. 2 cans of chicken, drained
  6. 1 medium sweet onion, chopped
  7. 3 green onions, chopped
  8. 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  9. 2 medium carrots, shredded
  10. 1/2 cup broccoli stems, julienne, if desired
  11. 2 cups black beans
  12. 1 cup frozen corn, thawed
  13. 2 tablespoons lime juice
  14. 1 teaspoon cumin
  15. 1 teaspoon coriander
  16. salt and pepper, to taste
Instructions
  1. In a small saucepan, add quinoa, paprika, minced garlic and water. Bring to a boil and simmer on low for 15 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside to cool.
  2. Add all salad ingredients to a large bowl and toss well.
  3. Add cumin, coriander and lime juice and toss again.
  4. Serve immediately or refrigerate until ready to use.
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