Wednesday, April 25, 2012

on the menu / quinoa salad

This is definitely a favorite in our house. It makes a great snack in small portions, but is a nice light meal as well. It has a good amount of protein in it- pecans, chicken, and quinoa. (Did you know that quinoa is a complete protein?) It's also easy to make if you have some of these ingredients ready to go. I usually keep cooked quinoa and chicken in our fridge for easy to assemble snacks or meals. (The biggest motivation for this is to avoid the dreaded hanger.) Since I've been doing a great job at actually keeping plants alive, I planted some basil. This means that I always have fresh basil when needed. I also have green onions. They're not exactly planted, just re-sprouting. Did you see this on Pinterest? It totally works! It's great for us because I usually have some in my little mason jar. The dressing I like best is Trader Joe's Ramano Caesar. If we're out of that, I normally use a balsamic vinaigrette dressing.

That's it! Hope you guys enjoy this recipe. Like I said, it's one of our favorites!


  1. Wow this sounds good and I already have most of the ingredients. :)

  2. mmm, i love quinoa! i don't know if you're like me, but i'll make something for a while and then just sort of forget about it when i go to the grocery store, and that's what happened with quinoa. i used to fix it about once a week (spicy black bean quinoa with grilled chicken) and just sort of forgot about it, but your post reminds me i need to get more!