Roasted Chicken Quinoa Salad

Ingredients

  • 1 cup dry quinoa
  • 2-3 cups broccoli florets
  • 1 cup cooked shredded chicken breast
  • 1/2 cup shredded carrots
  • 1/2 cup chopped kalamata olives
  • 1/2 cup chopped roasted red bell peppers
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese

Simple Lemon Dressing

  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Directions

  1. Cook quinoa according to package directions. When done cooking, transfer it to a large bowl and toss with a fork. Let cool for 30 minutes or so tossing every 5 minutes.
  2. Add broccoli, chicken, carrots, olives, roasted red bell peppers, parmesan and Feta cheese to quinoa, stirring to combine.
  3. To make dressing, place oil, lemon, salt and pepper into a mason jar with a lid. Close lid and shake for 30 seconds or so until well combined. Pour over quinoa and stir to combine. Taste and add additional salt and pepper to taste. Serve room temperature or chilled.

Makes 4-6 Servings