Quinoa & Pesto Chicken Salad

Who’s in for a healthy lunch with “Quinoa” & “Pesto” & “Chicken?” Good because I made some “Quinoa & Pesto Chicken Salad” which is perfect for lunch or dinner.  I feel like quinoa flew on the scene and became wildly popular like kale out of no where. I mean, “What the Kale?” I’m not typically a follower but since  I too am all in on the “Quinoa” craze this dish just seemed fitting. The “Pesto” adds great flavor and creaminess to the dish while keeping it healthy! icon smile Quinoa & Pesto Chicken Salad Swing by weekly for new recipes here @ www.prettybitchescancooktoo.com!

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Quinoa & Pesto Chicken Salad

Ingredients

  • 2 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast
  • 1 Cup of Quinoa (make according to package)
  • Cherries (regular or rainier)

Pesto

  • 1 Package of Spinach
  • 1/3 Cup of Pine Nuts 
  • 1 Clove of Garlic
  • 1/2 Cup of Pamigiano-Reggiano (shaved off block for the nutty flavor)
  • 1/4 of Olive Oil (add more as needed to get a creamy bright green texture)
  • Salt & Pepper to Taste 

Cook your chicken breast in a pan on both sides until cooked all the way through. While chicken is cooking in a food processor add all ingredients to make your pesto and salt & pepper to taste. Boil your quinoa according to package. Cut & cube your chicken breast. Then add everything to a bowl and mix.

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Mix All Ingredients in Bowl

I kept some extra spinach to the side and added to a plate. Then placed a heaping portion of “Quinoa & Pesto Chicken Salad” on top and added diced cherries. If you want it a little creamier you can always add some plain yogurt and salt & pepper.

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Healthy & Yummy!

 

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Fruit Salad Bowl

Good Morning! Are you a LOVER OF FRUIT?  Well, this “Fruit Salad Bowl” is perfect on a hot summer day out by the pool or at your BBQ! The “Fruit Bowl” is  easy to make and pretty in presentation AND you can use any of your favorite fruits.  I used the watermelon itself as a bowl to hold the fruit and filled it with starfruit, blackberries, and oranges! I love the flavor of the starfruit and it really makes the “Fruit Bowl” pop! The only way to make this taste better would be to pour over your favorite rum or vodka! icon smile Fruit Salad Bowl

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Fruit Salad Bowl

Ingredients

Watermelon
Starfruit
Blackberries
Oranges
Blood Oranges

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Fresh Fruit Prep icon smile Fruit Salad Bowl

I used a small watermelon, cut it in half, scoop out the watermelon and cube into bite size pieces. Take a potato peeler and run it down all sides of the starfruit (google a video if confused) and then slice into thin slices. Prepare your oranges and blood oranges then add all fruit to your bowl! It’s perfect because it’s ALL EDIBLE & YUMMY! 

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Ready to DEVOUR!

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