This is the kind of eating I have been trying to do as much as possible lately (um between my popcorn fueled heavy traveling). It is not only really delicious, but I also feel good after I eat it. You know when you are kind of out of your normal routine and eating out a lot, how nothing feels better than a healthy home cooked meal? Well that is exactly what this whole Quinoa/fresh veggie/grilled chicken thing is doing for me.

sesame ginger quinoa salad with grilled chicken

This is made with red quinoa (although any color is fine!) fresh veggies and an Asian Inspired Sesame Ginger Sauce. Topped with simple grilled chicken breasts and cilantro it is really fresh and bright in flavors.

sesame ginger quinoa salad with grilled chicken

I made this for myself two weeks ago when I was home for a couple days and ate it over a couple of meals and was so relieved to be able to go to the fridge and have exactly the kind of thing I was in the mood for (It’s great cold by the way!)

What do you like to make yourself when you are trying to eat well? Kale Salad? Grilled Salmon? Vegetable soup? Double Chocolate Doughnuts?

Recipe: Sesame Ginger Quinoa Salad with Grilled Chicken

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups quinoa, rinsed and drained
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 2 green onions thinly sliced, white parts
  • ½ cup edamame
  • Sesame Ginger Sauce
  • 2 green onions, tops only, rough chopped
  • 1 red Fresno chili
  • 2 inch pieces of fresh ginger, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 3 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 3 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons coconut milk
  • 1 tablespoon sunflower butter (or if you aren’t allergic you could use peanut butter)
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • Kosher salt to taste
  • 2 thin grilled chicken breasts, thinly sliced and seasoned with salt and pepper.

Instructions

  1. Bring the broth and quinoa to a boil, then cover with a lid and let the quinoa simmer 15-20 minutes until all of the liquid has been absorbed. Fluff the quinoa with a fork.
  2. In the bowl of a food processor or blender, combine the Sesame Ginger Sauce ingredients. Pulse until they are well combined. Season to taste with kosher salt.
  3. Gently toss the quinoa, bell pepper, green onion and edamame with the sauce. Season to taste with kosher salt.
  4. Transfer the quinoa to a platter and top with the chicken and fresh cilantro. Serve warm or chilled.

Preparation time: 10 minute(s)

Cooking time: 20 minute(s)

Number of servings (yield): 4

 

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sesame ginger quinoa salad with grilled chicken

This is the kind of eating I have been trying to do as much as possible lately (um between my popcorn fueled heavy traveling). It is not only really delicious, but I also feel good after I eat it. You know when you are kind of out of your normal routine and eating out a lot, how nothing feels better than a healthy home cooked meal? Well that is exactly what this whole Quinoa/fresh veggie/grilled chicken thing is doing for me.

sesame ginger quinoa salad with grilled chicken

This is made with red quinoa (although any color is fine!) fresh veggies and an Asian Inspired Sesame Ginger Sauce. Topped with simple grilled chicken breasts and cilantro it is really fresh and bright in flavors.

sesame ginger quinoa salad with grilled chicken

I made this for myself two weeks ago when I was home for a couple days and ate it over a couple of meals and was so relieved to be able to go to the fridge and have exactly the kind of thing I was in the mood for (It’s great cold by the way!)

What do you like to make yourself when you are trying to eat well? Kale Salad? Grilled Salmon? Vegetable soup? Double Chocolate Doughnuts?

Recipe: Sesame Ginger Quinoa Salad with Grilled Chicken

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups quinoa, rinsed and drained
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 2 green onions thinly sliced, white parts
  • ½ cup edamame
  • Sesame Ginger Sauce
  • 2 green onions, tops only, rough chopped
  • 1 red Fresno chili
  • 2 inch pieces of fresh ginger, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 3 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 3 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons coconut milk
  • 1 tablespoon sunflower butter (or if you aren’t allergic you could use peanut butter)
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • Kosher salt to taste
  • 2 thin grilled chicken breasts, thinly sliced and seasoned with salt and pepper.

Instructions

  1. Bring the broth and quinoa to a boil, then cover with a lid and let the quinoa simmer 15-20 minutes until all of the liquid has been absorbed. Fluff the quinoa with a fork.
  2. In the bowl of a food processor or blender, combine the Sesame Ginger Sauce ingredients. Pulse until they are well combined. Season to taste with kosher salt.
  3. Gently toss the quinoa, bell pepper, green onion and edamame with the sauce. Season to taste with kosher salt.
  4. Transfer the quinoa to a platter and top with the chicken and fresh cilantro. Serve warm or chilled.

Preparation time: 10 minute(s)

Cooking time: 20 minute(s)

Number of servings (yield): 4