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All Green Quinoa Chicken Salad: A Refreshing and Nutritious Delight for the Mediterranean Diet

All Green Quinoa Chicken Salad . A Mediterranean Diet Recipe
All Green Quinoa Chicken Salad Recipe

Welcome to another delicious and healthy recipe on our food blog! Today, we're excited to share with you our All Green Quinoa Chicken Salad—a perfect addition to your Mediterranean diet. Packed with vibrant green vegetables, protein-rich chicken, and wholesome quinoa, this low-fat salad is not only visually appealing but also a nutritional powerhouse. It's the perfect meal for those looking to incorporate more greens into their diet without compromising on taste.

So, let's get started!


  • 12 oz cooked chicken tenders or breast

  • 1 cup cooked quinoa

  • 1 cup cucumbers

  • 1 cup green bell pepper

  • 1 cup sugar snap peas


  • 1 Tbsp poppy seeds

  • 1 Tbsp olive oil

  • 1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar

  • 1 tsp dried oregano

  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Cook the quinoa: Begin by cooking the quinoa according to the instructions on the package. Typically, 1/3 cup of dried quinoa will yield around 1 cup of cooked quinoa. Once cooked, set it aside to cool down.

  2. Prepare the chicken: You have two options for the chicken: you can use pre-cooked chicken for convenience, or you can bake or air fry chicken tenders or breast for approximately 12 minutes until the internal temperature reaches 165°F. Season the chicken with your favorite seasoning for added flavor. Once cooked, allow the chicken to cool slightly before proceeding.

  3. Chop and prepare the vegetables: Cut the cucumbers, green bell pepper, and sugar snap peas into your desired size and shape. You can dice them, slice them, or julienne them—whichever way you prefer.

  4. Make the dressing: In a small bowl, whisk together the poppy seeds, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, dried oregano, and season with salt and pepper to taste. Adjust the seasonings according to your preference.

  5. Assemble the salad: In a large salad bowl, combine the cooked chicken, quinoa, cucumbers, green bell pepper, and sugar snap peas. Gently toss the ingredients together until they are evenly distributed.

  6. Add the dressing: Drizzle the prepared dressing over the salad. Start with a smaller amount and add more if desired. Toss the salad again to coat all the ingredients with the dressing.

  7. Serve and enjoy: Your All Green Quinoa Chicken Salad is now ready to be enjoyed! Serve it immediately as a main course or as a side dish. It can also be refrigerated for later consumption, making it a great option for meal prep.

This All Green Quinoa Chicken Salad is a delightful combination of fresh and nutritious ingredients, perfectly suited for the Mediterranean diet. With its emphasis on vegetables, lean protein, and low-fat components, this salad aligns with the principles of a healthy lifestyle. The vibrant green vegetables add a burst of flavor and crunch, while the protein-rich chicken and quinoa provide satiety and essential nutrients. With the zesty dressing tying it all together, this salad is a perfect balance of taste and health.



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