This weekend, the star on my plate was quinoa Caprese salad. It’s an easy-to-prepare recipe and it takes just 10-15 minutes. Enjoy!
Preparing dinners on the weekend is a fun activity for me. It’s really nice to enjoy a homemade meal if you’re at the house to eat it.
With all the weekend running around, sometimes eating out is more convenient. But it shouldn’t be. You can prepare healthy and delicious food at home.
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. Check it out!
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, and calcium. 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.
What a bright, refreshing (and filling) salad! Have you tried this quinoa Caprese salad? Do you like it?