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Sweet and Savory Peach Quinoa Salad

Fresh and delicious, this hearty Peach Quinoa Salad is full of some of the best foods out there! Light enough to serve for lunch, but filling enough to be a dinner meal. 

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Lunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Sweet and Savory Peach Quinoa Salad
Servings: 8
Calories: 388kcal

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.

Nutrition

Calories: 388kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 50mg | Sodium: 377mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 6g