Monday, October 7, 2013

Mango Chicken Quinoa Salad

If you haven't tired quinoa yet, give it a try! It's so good! This salad had a lot of flavor and was so filling! Although, I still don't think I know how to properly cut of a mango. What can I say, some things are hard!

The sweetness of the mango, citrus of the lemon dressing and tangyness of the blue cheese just worked so well. You could use this as a main dish (as we did) or a great side to share!

Mango Chicken Quinoa Salad-adapted from Picky Palate
Total Time: 45 Minutes
Serves 4
  • 1 cup dry quinoa
  • 1 cup cooked shredded chicken breast
  • 1 large ripe mango, diced
  • 1/2 cup kalamata olives
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese
Simple Lemon Dressing
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Cook quinoa according to package directions, and let cool for 30 minutes.

Add chicken, mango, kalamata olives, and cheeses to a large bowl with the quinoa. Mix well.

To make the dressing, whisk the dressing ingredients until well combined. Toss with quinoa mixture until well coated.
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