See Touch Taste Cooks: Strawberry Quinoa and Kale Salad with Fresh Raspberry Balsamic Vinaigrette

So the weather won’t cooperate but I’m in full Spring mode. Last night, while watching the Yankee game I decided that I would make the a salad using some some basic ingredients (as per usual). I’ve had this bag of quinoa sitting around for some time and it was high time I make some of it. So let’s get right to it shall we?

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4 servings

Quinoa

1 cup of tri-color quinoa

1/2 cup water

1/2 cup chicken stock

2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil

1/2 bunch of cilantro finely chopped

10 ripe strawberries sliced

1 cup grape tomatoes

2 cups of blanched kale

Grilled Chicken Tenderloin

6-8 chicken tenderloins

Juice of 1 lemon

1 teaspoon of pink himalayan salt

Freshly ground pepper

3 coarsely chopped cloves of garlic

1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil

Fresh Raspberry Balsamic Vinaigrette

Click here for recipe

Directions:

In a medium saucepan combine chicken stock, water, olive oil and bring to a boil. Add quinoa and reduce heat and simmer for 15-18 minutes. Once done transfer to a glass bowl and cool in a refrigerator. While the quinoa is cooking blanch kale, drain and put in refrigerator to cool.

While quinoa and kale are cooling combine all ingredients for chicken tenderloin and grill over medium heat and set aside. Make dressing and put in refrigerator to keep cool. Slice strawberries and toss with chopped cilantro. Dice grilled chicken and toss with with Β grape tomatoes and quinoa. Combine all the aforementioned ingredients together and drizzle with vinaigrette.

This is like a winning combination and the perfect meal that can be eaten for lunch or dinner and we love that. On top of all that it’s nutritious. I can probably eat this for days on end. What’s your favorite Spring/Summer salad. Well, it’s been a pleasure sharing this recipe with you. Until next time always remember to SEE. TOUCH. TASTE.

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