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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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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
Servings6
Calories Per Serving330
Total Fat14g21%
Sugar6gN/A
Saturated2g10%
Cholesterol35mg12%
Protein19g38%
Carbs33g11%
Vitamin A7µg1%
Vitamin B120.1µg2.3%
Vitamin B60.4mg21%
Vitamin C1mg2%
Vitamin E4mg18%
Vitamin K9µg12%
Calcium54mg5%
Fiber4g16%
Folate (food)76µgN/A
Folate equivalent (total)76µg19%
Iron3mg16%
Magnesium110mg27%
Monounsaturated7gN/A
Niacin (B3)5mg23%
Phosphorus308mg44%
Polyunsaturated3gN/A
Potassium457mg13%
Riboflavin (B2)0.3mg17.9%
Sodium509mg21%
Thiamin (B1)0.2mg13.8%
Zinc2mg14%