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My Chicken Salad with Salsa and Quinoa combines flavourful salsa, grilled chicken and protein packed quinoa for a fresh, healthy salad you will love.
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5 from 3 votes

Chicken Salad with Salsa and Quinoa

Course Salad
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Author April J Harris


  • 2 cooked chicken breasts made with my Lemon and Herb Chicken Marinade diced in small squares
  • 1 cup cold cooked quinoa red or white or a mix of both
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon chopped fresh red chilis to taste
  • 1 small can about 1/2 cup whole kernel yellow corn, drained
  • 1 avocado pit removed and diced in small cubes
  • 3 to matoes de-seeded and cut in small cubes
  • dried or fresh parsley for garnish or cilantro/coriander if preferred


  • To make the salsa:
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the lime, olive oil, salt, pepper, cumin and chopped chilis.
  • Set aside.
  • Put the corn, avocado and tomatoes in a large bowl.
  • Pour the dressing over the top and stir gently to combine.
  • To assemble the salad:
  • Put the chopped chicken, cold cooked quinoa and salsa in a very large bowl.
  • Stir gently to combine.
  • Serve in a bowl, over lettuce or as part of a mixed salad plate.
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