Quinoa Salad with Chicken, Grapefruit and Avocado

Quinoa is a grain and is often thought to be related to the wheat family, but it is actually related to beets and spinach! This full meal salad serves two as a main course or four as an appetizer, just add a couple more lettuce leaves. It is a healthy, gorgeous and satisfying salad that is going to keep you going throughout the day. Make it the night before and take it for to work the next day for lunch. Look for quinoa in the bulk section of your grocery store. That way you buy just what you need and it's a lot less expensive.


Quinoa 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Water 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Coriander powder 1 Teaspoon
Lime 1 Large , zested and squeezed
Grapefruit 1 Small , cut into sections
Cooked chicken 1 Cup (16 tbs) , diced
Avocado 1 Small , diced
Fresh cilantro 4 Tablespoon , chopped
Extra virgin olive oil 2 Teaspoon
Butter lettuce leaves 2 Gram (to serve)



1. Bring water and a generous pinch of salt to a boil in a small saucepan.

2. Add quinoa, cover, reduce heat to low and simmer 12 to 15 minutes until tender.

3. Pour quinoa into a medium bowl and let cool slightly.


4. Add remaining ingredients, except lettuce leaves and mix gently.

5. Taste and season with salt and pepper if desired.


6. Spoon the salad into lettuce leaves and serve.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Servings: 2

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 658Calories from Fat 244

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 28 g43.1%

Saturated Fat 4 g20%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 70 mg2.92%

Total Carbohydrates 73 g24.3%

Dietary Fiber 13 g52%


Protein 32 g64%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet