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Layered Quinoa Salad

A yummy layered quinoa salad is the perfect fix for your vitamin deprived bodies.
Course Salad
Cuisine Quinoa
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 333kcal
Author Wendy Polisi

Ingredients

  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes halved
  • 4 cups lettuce divided
  • 2 cups sliced carrots
  • 2 cups cooked quinoa
  • 2 cups chicken
  • 1 yellow pepper or red sliced
  • 1/4 cup toasted almonds
  • Dressing
  • 2 limes quartered
  • 1/8 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup cider vinegar
  • 1 pinch crushed red chilies
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/3 cup oil of choice
  • 1 cup fresh cilantro

Instructions

  • Make dressing by combining all ingredients in a food processor and processing for 30 seconds. Allow to sit for a minute.
  • In a large bowl layer halved tomatoes, 2 cups lettuce, carrots, quinoa, remaining two cups lettuce, chicken and peppers. Top with almonds and dressing and serve.

Notes

To make this vegan and vegetarian friendly, be sure to omit the chicken and use tofu instead.

Nutrition

Calories: 333kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 257mg | Potassium: 651mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 8010IU | Vitamin C: 66mg | Calcium: 71mg | Iron: 2.5mg