I had quinoa salad today while having lunch with some friends. I got home and it still sounded pretty good so I decided to see what I had laying around to make a salad with. I had also just eaten an orange that was pretty good and I wanted to add that in there. Sadly the only thing left was the zest. Please don't let my primitive photography and cell phone camera scare you off.
2 - 3 Boneless skinless chicken breasts
McCormick Citrus Grill Seasoning or Season Salt
1 red apple, chopped
1/2 c. sliced almonds
1/4 red onion, thinly sliced (optional)
4 c. cooked quinoa. Chilled
1/3 c. olive oil
2 Tbsp. Lemon Juice
1 Tbsp. White vinegar
2 tsp. sugar
Zest of half an orange
1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
1/2 tsp salt (or to taste)
1 Tbsp parsley (optional, mostly just for color)
Cut the chicken breasts in half lengthwise. Sprinkle with seasoning and cook on both sides until cooked through. You can bake the chicken instead of frying it as well. When cooled enough to handle chop into small pieces.
Toss the chicken, apples, quinoa, almonds, and onion. Toss with dressing and serve immediately.
For the dressing just whisk everything together and set aside until the chicken is cooked.