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Quinoa Caprese Salad in a big bowl
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Chicken Quinoa Caprese Salad Recipe

Quinoa Caprese Salad is easy, healthy and delicious! Packed with protein and fresh veggies, this salad is a full meal that's sure to satisfy!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time18 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: 3 ingredients, 30 minutes or less, fresh, healthy, quick, vegetables
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 450kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of cooked quinoa - cooled 2/3 uncooked
  • 2 cup of chicken cooked and shredded or cubed
  • 8 oz fresh mozzarella balls (about 2 cups) cut in half
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes cut in half
  • 1/4 - 1/2 cup fresh basil chopped
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, add the quinoa, chicken, tomatoes, basil and mozzarella. Mix to combine.
  • In a separate bowl, mix the oil and vinegar until well combined, then pour over the quinoa mixture. Toss gently to evenly coat.
  • You can sprinkle the salad with salt and pepper if you'd like to, or eat it as is!

Notes

Quinoa cooks quickly, in about 8 minutes, but for this recipe you will want your quinoa to be cooled completely. Plan to let it cool in the refrigerator for at least an hour after cooking.
The easiest way to make this salad is to start with some rotisserie chicken breasts that are chopped or shredded. If you don't have any, you can grill 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts in olive oil for a few minutes.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cup | Calories: 450kcal