Recipe: Chicken and Quinoa Salad with Asian Dressing

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Chicken and Quinoa Salad with Asian Dressing

  • 1/2 cup quinoa
  • 1 teaspoon ginger, grated
  • 1 clove garlic, grated
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoons toasted sesame oil
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cups chicken, shredded
  • 3 scallions, whites and greens sliced
  • 1 1/2 cups cabbage, shredded
  • 1 cup carrots, thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon black sesame seeds


  1. Cook the quinoa according to package directions, set aside to cool.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the ginger, garlic, lemon juice, soy sauce, sesame oil, olive oil, salt and pepper. Set aside.
  3. Put the cooked quinoa, chicken, cabbage and carrots in a mixing bowl.
  4. Add the dressing and toss. Sprinkle with sesame seeds.
  5. Serve immediately.