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Chicken and quinoa salad with grapes and almonds



2 portion(s)

  • 500 g water
  • 60 g white quinoa, washed and drained
  • 200 g chicken tenderloins
  • 1-2 pinches pepper, plus extra to serve
  • 1-2 pinches salt, plus extra to serve
  • 6 asparagus spears, trimmed and cut into halves
  • 40 g raw almonds
  • ½ red capsicum, cut into quarters
  • 1-2 shallots, trimmed and cut into quarters
  • 2 sprigs flat-leaf parsley, leaves only
  • 2 tsp white wine vinegar
  • ¼ tsp paprika
  • 2 tsp honey
  • 80-100 g baby spinach, washed and drained
  • 80-100 g grapes, seedless, cut into halves

Recipe's preparation

  1. Place water into mixing bowl. Place simmering basket into position and weigh quinoa into it.

    Place Varoma dish into position, weigh chicken tenderloins into it, season with salt and pepper and steam 14 min/Varoma/speed 1.

  2. Place asparagus onto Varoma tray. Place into position and steam 4 min/Varoma/speed 1.

    Transfer cooked chicken, asparagus and quinoa into refrigerator to cool completely (approx. 30 min). Clean and dry mixing bowl.

  3. Place almonds into mixing bowl and chop 3 -5 sec/speed 5. Transfer into a bowl and set aside.
  4. Place capsicum, shallots and parsley into mixing bowl and chop 3 sec/speed 4. Transfer into a separate bowl and set aside.
  5. Without cleaning the mixing bowl, add reserved cold chicken, vinegar, paprika and honey and shred 5-10 sec//speed 3. Scrape down sides of mixing bowl with spatula. 
  6. Add reserved capsicum mixture and quinoa and combine 5 sec//speed 2.

  7. Place spinach into two serving bowls, top with quinoa, shredded chicken, asparagus, and grapes. Garnish with almonds, season to taste and serve. 

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  • MMM.. This is something that

    Submitted by YesIAmAlly on 10. March 2016 - 11:09.

    MMM.. This is something that looks lovely enough and easy enough for me to make for my dinner tonnight.  I will let you know how I get on, but so far it looks like it could be a high rating recipe.

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  • This was so delicious!  I'll

    Submitted by nesstay on 3. February 2016 - 19:43.

    This was so delicious!  I'll definitely be making it again,  would be great for lunches.


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  • Just made this for dinner...

    Submitted by rachie78 on 16. June 2015 - 19:19.

    Just made this for dinner... absolutely amazing!  Loved it tmrc_emoticons.) 

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  • About to try substituting

    Submitted by lynneridgway@gmail.com on 6. April 2014 - 11:49.

    About to try substituting roasted pumpkin and pomegranate seeds instead of chicken n asparagus. fold these through just before serving. 

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  • This was a nice summer

    Submitted by Kylie Spider on 23. January 2014 - 13:21.

    This was a nice summer dinner. I actually got 3 serves from the quantities. Due to personal taste preferences, I will leave the asparagus out next time.

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