Avocado Chicken Power Salad

This power salad using Minute® Ready to Serve Organic White & Red Quinoa is packed with protein and energizing ingredients that are sure to get you through the day!

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Cooking time PREP TIME 3 mins
Servings SERVES 1
Ready in TOTAL TIME 3 mins
Cooking time
PREP TIME 3 mins
Servings
SERVES 1
Ready in
TOTAL TIME 3 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Minute® Ready to Serve Organic White & Red Quinoa
  • 1 cup power blend coleslaw mix (Brussels sprouts, Napa cabbage, kohlrabi, broccoli, carrots and kale)
  • 1/2 cup (3 oz) chopped, cooked chicken
  • 1/4 avocado, chopped
  • 4 cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 tbsp sliced green onions
  • 2 tbsp vinaigrette dressing

Instructions

  • This delicious and energizing salad is packed with organic quinoa, chicken, avocado and power blend coleslaw made with Brussels sprouts and other greens to power you through your day.

  • Step 1
    Combine unheated quinoa, greens, chicken, avocado, tomatoes and green onions in a medium bowl.

    Step 2
    Drizzle with vinaigrette and toss to combine.

Power Combo

This powerhouse salad has got it all with protein-packed white and red quinoa, chicken, creamy avocado, tomatoes, green onion and other mixed vegetables. Super portable, you can take this meal with whole grains and avocado with you to work or school for a meal that will keep your mind and body energized so you can stay alert all day long.

Supergrain Superpowers

A quinoa salad is a great way to balance out a leafy salad as it’s a complete protein containing all 9 essential amino acids. Use this salad to make use of any leftover chicken and greens you have so that they don’t go to waste. Combine the ingredients, add your favorite vinaigrette and enjoy!

Aside from its many other benefits, Minute® Ready to Serve Organic White & Red Quinoa can be eaten cold or hot. If you want to heat the quinoa, simply toss it in the microwave for 1 minute. Make sure to keep a few Ready to Serve cups on hand for when hunger strikes or for when you need a quick snack. You can even make a delicious dessert using our organic quinoa by swapping it in for the brown rice in this Nutty Buddy Honey Rice recipe.

The Trick to a Perfect Avocado

If you’re unsure how to tell whether your avocado is ready to eat or not, lightly push on the outer edges. The avocado should feel slightly soft in your hand but not mushy or too firm. Another surefire way to check the ripeness of an avocado is by removing the stem at the top of the fruit. If it comes off easily and is green underneath, your avocado is ready. If it’s hard to take off, the avocado needs to ripen more. If you have firm avocados, help them along by placing them in a brown paper bag alongside an apple. In just 1 or 2 days you’ll notice that they’ll begin to soften and darken in color.

If you cut open an avocado and put it away only to later find it has turned brown, have no fear your avocado is not spoiled! Similar to an apple, the fruit of an avocado turns brown when exposed to air. You can still eat the brown part, but if that’s not your style, scrape away the thin brown layer to reveal the green goodness underneath!