Thursday, 15 January 2015

I Quit Sugar | Chicken & quinoa salad


If like me, you lack any inspiration for lunchtimes and work nowhere near town, this is for you. I know it’s not salad weather at all, but this recipe is a real colourful treasure trove. You can make it all up in one batch and it lasts all week, as long as it’s in air tight containers. The beauty is, you can add whichever items you like – I actually followed two I Quit Sugar recipes and came up with this myself.
Ingredients
  • 60g quinoa (it can quadruple in size and will make over 200g in cooked weight)
  • 200g chicken (I just used leftovers from a roast)
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 ½ peppers (I used three halves of different colours)
  • 100g cherry tomatoes
  • ½ cucumber
  • 2 handfuls spinach
  • 10 mint leaves, chopped
  • Bunch of coriander, chopped
  • 2tbs olive oil
  • 1 tbs lemon juice
Method
  • Cook the quinoa, according to the packet’s instructions
  • Dice the cucumber, peppers and avocado and put in a bowl
  • Half the cherry tomatoes and add to the bowl
  • Add the quinoa, followed by the chicken and spinach and mix
  • Mix the oil, lemon juice and herbs in a separate bowl and season
  • Add to the rest of the ingredients and thoroughly mix before serving
Please let me know if you try out this recipe – especially if you adapt it, as I’m struggling for future lunches!

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