Quinoa Caprese Salad Is A Healthy Dinner

Quinoa Caprese Salad Is A Healthy Dinner

Preparing dinners in weekend is a fun activity for me. It’s really nice to enjoy a home-made meal if you’re at the house to eat it. 🙂 With all the weekend running around, sometimes while eating out is more convenient. This Saturday, having completed the morning errands and getting home in time for lunch, I made ​​a quinoa caprese salad. This is one of those easy-to-assemble meals that is packed with protein and flavor.

Quinoa Caprese Salad

I start by grilling boneless, skinless chicken breasts in olive oil for a few minutes at the same time I boil the quinoa.  Quinoa cooks quickly, about 8 minutes.  I used 1 cup of quinoa and 2 cups of organic chicken broth to give it more flavor.

Then, because the caprese ingredients are a favorite combo (tomato, basil, and mozzarella) I assembled them all together.

Quinoa is a good source of fiber, magnesium, iron, calcium and fiber.  It has a slightly nutty flavor, but mainly takes on the flavors you cook it with.  It cooks quickly, in about 8 minutes.   Then I chopped the cherry tomatoes and mozzarella balls in half and tossed in the basil.

I seasoned my salad with olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and salt-free seasoning. A bright, refreshing (and filling) salad! Have you tried quinoa caprese salad- do you like it?

Quinoa Caprese Salad

Quinoa Caprese Salad 2

Source: honeywerehealthy blog

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