Quinoa Salad with Chicken, Grapes, and Almonds

Quinoa Salad with Chicken, Grapes, and Almonds
Contributor
Whole Foods Market

Using the meat from a rotisserie chicken is a convenient shortcut for making this tempting main course salad. Serve over lettuce and chopped fresh vegetables for lunch, dinner, or picnics.

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6
Servings
299
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups water
  • 1 1/3 Cup quinoa
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 Tablespoons white-wine vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 Cups shredded cooked chicken
  • 1 1/2 Cup green or red grapes, quartered
  • 1/2 Cup sliced almonds, toasted

Directions

Rinse quinoa under cold running water and drain. Bring 2 cups water to a boil. Stir in quinoa and a pinch of salt then reduce heat, cover, and simmer until tender and most of the liquid is absorbed,15 to 20 minutes. Uncover and set aside to let cool.

In a large bowl, whisk together vinegar, salt, and pepper. Slowly add the oil, whisking well. Add quinoa and toss to combine. Add chicken, grapes, and almonds and toss again. Serve at room temperature or chilled, if you like.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
11g
16%
Sugar
12g
13%
Saturated Fat
6g
25%
Cholesterol
69mg
23%
Carbohydrate, by difference
28g
22%
Protein
24g
52%
Vitamin A, RAE
95µg
14%
Vitamin B-6
1mg
77%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
2mg
3%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
8µg
9%
Calcium, Ca
78mg
8%
Choline, total
81mg
19%
Fiber, total dietary
4g
16%
Fluoride, F
4µg
0%
Folate, total
30µg
8%
Iron, Fe
5mg
28%
Magnesium, Mg
44mg
14%
Niacin
10mg
71%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
234mg
33%
Selenium, Se
22µg
40%
Sodium, Na
216mg
14%
Water
154g
6%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Quinoa Salad Shopping Tip

Stock up on quinoa and have it available for the days you are tired of rice or pasta. It's a great substitute for rice, beans, cereal, bulgar, or couscous.

Quinoa Salad Cooking Tip

The general rule is to add one part quinoa to two parts liquid in a saucepan. One cup of quinoa will take about 15 minutes.