Warm Quinoa Salad with Grilled Chicken and Broccoli


Quinoa: High in protein, low glycemic, and gluten free!

Prep Time: 30 min

Cook Time: 20 min

Serves: 2 (with quinoa left over for another meal lunch or dinner for later that week).


  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 2 green onion and chives, chopped
  • 1/4 C. mushrooms
  • 1 ear of corn or 1/4 C. corn cooked
  • 1 can of sodium free black beans (rinsed and drained).
  • 1 lrg chicken breast or 2 small, cooked and sliced (season with salt and pepper).


  1. Cook quinoa as recommended
  2. Mix in fresh produce the dressing
  3. Serve with sliced chicken on top and a side of broccoli

Quinoa Dressing Ingredients

  • 1/4 C. balsamic vinegar
  • 1 TBS quality olive oil
  • 1 lime zested and juice
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 TBS red onion or shallot, finely minced
  • Fresh ground pepper 1/2 tsp

Mix all ingredients and pour into quinoa mixture

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About zestybeandog

I live in Austin with my wonderful husband, dog Ginger, and cat Skiddy. We are a pretty laid back group (except for Ginger). When I'm not teaching yoga, personal training, or dog walking... I'm in the kitchen. I'm always experimenting with new ingredients and thinking of ways to prepare fresh foods in a unique way. I hope to update the blog 4-5 times a week. I've had several friends, family, and clients inquire about my recipes so here it goes. What to expect: Healthy recipes that are good for you, some classics (that have been spruced up), some not so healthy recipes (still made with quality ingredients that can be enjoyed in moderation), and beer and wine parings/reviews! I hope you enjoy, cheers!

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