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Chicken Pomegranate and Cashew Quinoa Salad

This Chicken Pomegranate and Cashew Quinoa Salad is a delicious main course salad that proves that healthy doesn't have to mean sacrifice!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Gluten Free, Healthy, Quinoa
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 332kcal
Author Wendy Polisi

Ingredients

  • Chicken
  • 10 oz Chicken or tempeh or Garden Chick’n Scaloppini*, Beyond Meat Strips or Chicken
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • teaspoon black pepper
  • Dressing
  • ¼ cup plain Greek yogurt dairy or non-dairy
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1-2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons white balsamic vinegar or white vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • Salad
  • 3 cups fresh salad greens
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • ½ red onion sliced thin
  • ½ cup pomegranate arils
  • ¼ cup cashews
  • 1 avocado pitted and diced

Instructions

  • In a small bowl combine lemon juice, sea salt, paprika and pepper. Whisk until combined. Place tempeh, chick’n or chicken in a shallow dish and pour the mixture over. Set aside for 15 minutes. In a grill pan or indoor grill, cook until golden brown and cooked through. Allow to cool slightly and cut into thin strips.
  • Meanwhile, make dressing by combining all ingredients in a small bowl and whisking together.
  • In a large bowl combine greens, quinoa, red onion, pomegranate and cashews. Toss until combined. Divide mixture between four plates and top with chick’n and avocado. Drizzle with dressing and serve.

Notes

With Tempeh: Servings 4, Calories 421, Fat 23.4g, Carbohydrates 40g, Protein 19.7g, Cholesterol 1mg, Sodium 494mg, Fiber 6.3g, Sugars 14.7g With Chicken: Servings 4, Calories 391, Fat 17.9, Carbohydrates 33.3g, Protein 27.1g, Cholesterol 56mg, Sodium 532mg, Fiber 6.3g, Sugars 14.7g
Please note that Garden products are not gluten free.

Nutrition

Calories: 332kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 26mg | Sodium: 627mg | Potassium: 590mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 585IU | Vitamin C: 23.1mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 2.1mg