High Protein Onion and Quinoa Salad

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Ingredients:

  • 1-1/2 cups red quinoa, rinsed

  • 2-1/2 cup vegetable broth

  • 1 teaspoon canola oil

  • 1 white onion, sliced

  • 3 cups chopped kale, ribs removed and discarded

  • 1 red skinned apple, chopped

  • 2 cups chopped cooked chicken

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


Dressing Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar

  • 2 teaspoon honey

  • 1 teaspoon honey Dijon mustard

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

Dressing Directions:

  1. Whisk together vinegar, honey, mustard, lemon juice and olive oil. Set aside.


Salad Directions:

  1. Add the quinoa and broth to a medium pot over high heat. Bring to a boil then reduce heat and simmer covered for 12-15 minutes. Cool completely. 

  2. Heat canola oil in a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onion and cook for 3-5 minutes until softened. Remove from heat to cool completely. 

  3. In a large bowl toss onion, kale, apple, chicken, salt and pepper with prepared dressing. Add cooled quinoa and serve.

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