Quinoa Salad with Chicken, Grapes, and Almonds

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Quinoa Salad with Chicken, Grapes, and Almonds
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
330
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.

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
14g
21%
Sugar
6g
N/A
Saturated Fat
2g
10%
Cholesterol
35mg
12%
Protein
19g
38%
Carbs
33g
11%
Vitamin A
7µg
1%
Vitamin B12
0.1µg
2.3%
Vitamin B6
0.4mg
21%
Vitamin C
1mg
2%
Vitamin E
4mg
18%
Vitamin K
9µg
12%
Calcium
54mg
5%
Fiber
4g
16%
Folate (food)
76µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
76µg
19%
Iron
3mg
16%
Magnesium
110mg
27%
Monounsaturated
7g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
5mg
23%
Phosphorus
308mg
44%
Polyunsaturated
3g
N/A
Potassium
457mg
13%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.3mg
17.9%
Sodium
509mg
21%
Thiamin (B1)
0.2mg
13.8%
Zinc
2mg
14%

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