We are loving quinoa at our house especially in light of our latest gluten free adventure. Quinoa is a nice alternative to rice and is so much better for you. It’s protein! I love how versatile it is too. It pretty much picks up the flavor of whatever you add to it.
Remember this Coconut Lime Rice Quinoa with a nice Asian flavor to it – so good! We also loved this Black Bean and Tomato Quinoa. Quinoa works great as a side dish but it can easily work as a main dish too. Especially when you add a little more protein into it with some chicken like today’s BBQ Chicken Quinoa Salad.
One of my favorite salads I get at California Pizza Kitchen is their BBQ Chicken Salad. Today’s recipe reminds me of that salad but it is on a bed of quinoa rather than lettuce.
This salad is a yummy combination of tomato, black beans, corn, tomatoes, avocado, cheddar cheese, chicken and a dressing made of BBQ sauce and Greek Yogurt. Pretty darn healthy!
This is a great dish to make when you ever leftover rotisserie chicken which helps it come together quickly and easily. So nice when clean eating can be pretty & delicious!
For other quinoa recipes try these: