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Quinoa & Chicken Salad



2 portion(s)


  • 100 grams quinoa, any type is fine
  • 450/500 grams chicken breast
  • 100 grams baby spinach
  • 12-15 cherry tomatoes, cut in half
  • 40 grams Spanish/Red Onion, Sliced
  • 40 grams Almonds Slivered, Oven toasted
  • 3 tablespoon mint, Chopped
  • 40 grams currants


  • 1 lemon, Juice only
  • 30 grams olive oil
  • 30 grams white balsamic vinegar
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp Coconut sugar
  • 6
    Preparation 30min
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Recipe's preparation

  1. Cut Chicken Breast in to strips (tenderloin shape) and place in to Varoma dish - allow for steam to get through

    Rinse the Quinoa in the TM Basket and place Basket in to TM Bowl along with 600 - 800 grams of Water.

    Put Varoma in place and Steam Chicken and Quinoa at the same time.

    Cook for 16 - 18 minutes on Varoma Speed 2.

  2. Whilst Chicken and quiona are cooking, place almonds on an oven tray and dry toast for 10 to 15 minutes.

    Wash Spinach and put aside. Then wash Cherry tomatoes and cut in half. Slice Onion and toss all 3 ingredients together.

  3. Check Chicken is cooked and then add to other salad ingredients and mix.

    Rinse and dry TM Bowl then add all salad ingredients an mix for 10 seconds on Speed 4.

    Pour dressing over Salad mix and Garnish with toasted Almonds and chopped Mint.


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You can use any nuts of your choice or simply leave out if you want

Paleo friendly

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  • I must say, I am confused by step 3 of this...

    Submitted by Yatesh on 30. October 2019 - 19:02.

    I must say, I am confused by step 3 of this recipe. I am not sure why you would put all of the salad ingredients into the Thermomix and chop them up. I just cooked the chicken and Quinoa in the Thermomix. I ended up having to transfer the chicken on to the Thermo tray as it wasn’t cooking evenly in the dish. I shook the salad dressing ingredients in a jar, I thought this was easier. I found the dressing a bit heavy in the oil however my lemon wasn’t very big. Next time I will try an orange and less oil. I added avocado as I had half a one left in the fridge. I rinsed the quinoa under cold water as I couldn’t imagine having hot quinoa with this salad. I forgot to use the slivered almonds once they cooled. 🙁 I good base recipe for me to create my own. Thank you.

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  • Thank you - what a simple

    Submitted by Tamara.Rees on 9. February 2015 - 20:16.

    Thank you - what a simple quick dinner idea!  tmrc_emoticons.)

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