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Quinoa and Black Bean Salad with Chicken and Spinach
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Cook Time 30 minutes
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Ingredients
  • ¾ cups uncooked quinoa
  • cups low sodium chicken stock
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh basil
  • Zest of 1 lemon about 2 tsp
  • Juice of 1 lemon about 3 Tbsp
  • 2 Tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 3 cloves minced garlic
  • Salt and Pepper
  • ½ cup diced tomatoes about 10 cherry tomatoes or 1 roma tomato
  • 2 sliced green onions
  • ½ cup shredded carrots
  • cups black beans rinsed and drained
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
  • ¾ cups uncooked quinoa
  • cups low sodium chicken stock
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh basil
  • Zest of 1 lemon about 2 tsp
  • Juice of 1 lemon about 3 Tbsp
  • 2 Tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 3 cloves minced garlic
  • Salt and Pepper
  • ½ cup diced tomatoes about 10 cherry tomatoes or 1 roma tomato
  • 2 sliced green onions
  • ½ cup shredded carrots
  • cups black beans rinsed and drained
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Instructions
  1. In a medium saucepan, combine quinoa and chicken stock. Bring to a boil over medium high heat. Cover, reduce heat to simmer until broth is absorbed and quinoa is tender; about 15 minutes. Remove from heat.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together olive oil, basil, lemon zest, lemon juice, Dijon mustard, garlic, salt, and pepper.
  3. Add dressing to quinoa and combine.*
  4. Add tomatoes, green onions, carrots, and black beans to quinoa mixture. Stir gently to combine. Serve warm, or store covered in refrigerator until chilled.
Recipe Notes

*The quinoa and dressing combination can be served warm as a side to any meal, but pairs well with chicken and fish entrees. **Serve quinoa salad with fresh spinach and 3-oz grilled chicken breast for added nutrition and protein.

Recipe by Amy Halfmann.

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