A goodie-filled salad inspired by a meal in Sedona. This Sedona Quinoa Salad is full of veggies, quinoa, dried fruit, and more.
Prep Time 15minutes
Cook Time 15minutes
Total Time 30minutes
3TBSPwhite wine vinegar
6cupscruciferous veggie mix5 ounces
1/2cupdried black mission figschopped
4cupssalad greens5 ounces
Add the quinoa and water to a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, and cover. Cook for 15 minutes until all liquid has absorbed. Transfer to a large glass or plastic bowl to cool.
Meanwhile, heat a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Sprinkle the chicken with 1/4 tsp salt, paprika, and garlic powder. Add chicken to the hot skillet and cook for 5-7 minutes per side, until chicken is done. Set aside and slice.
Stir together the vinegar, mustard, honey, and remaining salt in a small bowl. Whisk in olive oil. Pour dressing over cooled quinoa. Stir well.
Add the cruciferous vegetable mix to the quinoa and stir well to combine. Add in dried figs and cranberries. Toss well to combine.
Add a cup or two of lettuce to a plate or bowl. Top with quinoa salad mixture (1 1/2 cups for a four serving meal or 3 cups to serve two) and a few slices of chicken. Enjoy!
*Apple cider vinegar will work as a substitute for white wine vinegar *If you're not using a non-stick skillet, use an extra 2 teaspoons of oil to cook the chicken. Add when heating the skillet. *You can transfer the cooked quinoa to a bowl and put in the freezer to help it cool faster. The quinoa doesn't need to be cold, but it shouldn't be hot. You want it to be around room temperature. *You can use leftover cooked quinoa. You need 2 cups cooked quinoa for this recipe. *The cruciferous veggie mix can have a combination of red cabbage, green cabbage, broccoli, kale, brussels sprouts, etc. Any mix will work. *For the salad greens, any lettuce will work. I usually use just a basic spring mix or other lettuce mix. *Make this vegan by skipping the chicken and substituting cooked chickpeas using 1/2 cup per serving
Recipe from Living Well Kitchen https://blog.memeinge.com/sedona-quinoa-salad/