Nothing screams end of summer like BBQ chicken in salad form. If you didn’t realize already, I am obsessed with quinoa in all forms and temperatures. This quinoa salad is the perfect option for a healthy quick lunch or a hearty dinner. The southwestern flavor is delicious and exciting and I find myself craving this flavor profile at least once a month. The quinoa adds another layer of protein to an already protein rich meal and keeps you nice and full all day long.
1 cup cooked quinoa
1/2 cup frozen or fresh corn, thawed
1/2 cup black beans, rinsed and drained
1 cup shredded chicken, cooked
2 Tbsp barbeque sauce of your choice
1/2 avocado, chopped
2 green onions, chopped
Salt and pepper, to taste
Cilantro, as garnish
Cook quinoa according to package directions.
In a large bowl, mix together quinoa, corn, black beans, chicken and barbeque sauce. Fold in avocado, green onions and season with salt and pepper. Top with a bit of cilantro.
Serves 2. Recipe from Eat Yourself Skinny.