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This Caribbean chicken quinoa salad is perfect for a summer dinner or picnic. Full of colorful fruit and vegetables and topped with spicy jerk chicken and chewy quinoa.

Caribbean Chicken Quinoa Salad #SundaySupper

This Caribbean chicken quinoa salad is perfect for a summer dinner or picnic. Full of colorful fruit and vegetables and topped with spicy jerk chicken and chewy quinoa.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Author Denise Wright (MyLifeCookbook.com)

Ingredients

  • Salad
  • 1 chicken breast
  • 1 teaspoon of olive oil
  • 2 cups of quinoa cooked
  • 1 tablespoon of jerk seasoning
  • 1/4 red onion diced
  • 1/2 cup of sweet peppers diced
  • 1/2 cup of cucumbers diced
  • 1 can of black beans rinsed
  • 1/2 mango cubed
  • 1/2 avocado chopped
  • cilantro optional
  • Dressing
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup of olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon of sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon of honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt

Instructions

  1. Add a bit of olive oil to the chicken breast and rub in the jerk seasoning.
  2. Either grill the chicken or pan fry and set aside to cool.
  3. In the meantime whisk the ingredients for the dressing and set aside.
  4. Then to a large bowl add in the quinoa, beans, fruit and vegetables. Toss with the dressing. Cautiously add the dressing to the amount you prefer. I don't like it swimming in dressing so I did not use the whole thing.
  5. Then shop up your chicken and quickly toss with the rest of the salad.
  6. If using cilantro mix in with the salad or garnish.
  7. Refrigerate until ready to eat.