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Sweet and Savory Peach Quinoa Salad

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Servings: 8

Ingredients

Dressing

  • 3 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 medium lemon
  • 1 medium orange
  • 1/2 medium shallot
  • 2 teaspoon honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon peel, raw

Salad

  • 1 cup quinoa, uncooked
  • 1 pound chicken breast
  • 1/8 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper, ground
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 medium peach
  • 2 stalk celery
  • 4 cup spinach
  • 1 cup chickpeas (garbanzo beans), canned
  • 1/2 cup feta cheese crumbles
  • 1/2 cup almonds, sliced

Instructions

  • Using a small bowl, whisk together 3 tablespoons olive oil, juice of lemons and orange, honey, 1/2 teaspoon sea salt and 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice. Mince shallot and add to dressing. Whisk again and set aside.
  • Cook quinoa as directed on package; remove from heat and allow to completely cool.
  • Slice chicken and season with salt and pepper.
  • Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a large skillet over medium.
  • Add chicken strips and cook for 5-6 minutes or until no longer pink in the center.
  • While chicken cooks, remove pit from peaches and dice. Dice celery. Add to a large mixing bowl with spinach, chickpeas, feta cheese, and almonds.
  • Once chicken has cooled to room temperature, add to salad. Drizzle with dressing; toss to fully coat. Serve.