Quinoa Salad


Quick and easy! Quinoa with tomatoes and baby spinach, topped with grilled chicken!

Quinoa with tomatoes and baby spinach salad

Serves 4          

Fast and easy, Quinoa is an ancient grain its complete protein profile also makes it a vegetarian friendly entree.  Ready in less than 30 minutes.        



1-tablespoon olive oil

1 clove garlic

1 cup Quinoa, rinsed and well drained

2 cups chicken broth, reduced sodium or water

2-cups baby spinach

2 cups cherry/grape tomatoes cut in half

Salt and pepper to taste

 Grilled chicken

  1. Heat oil in medium saucepan over medium heat. Add garlic and cook for 1 minute. Add Quinoa, stirring constantly (prevents sticking) for1-2 minutes.  Add broth or water. Stir,  bring back to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer. Cover. Cook for 15 minutes or until tender.
  2. Add baby spinach and cook for one minute. Remove from heat and let stand for 5 minutes with lid on. Fluff with fork and transfer to a bowl and combine with tomatoes. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve topped with grilled chicken.