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Strawberry BBQ Chicken Spinach and Quinoa Salad with Bacon, Avocado and Goat Cheese

Strawberry BBQ Chicken Spinach and Quinoa Salad with Bacon, Avocado and Goat Cheese

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After making the strawberry BBQ chicken club sandwiches with bacon, avocado and goat cheese I still had plenty of the roasted strawberry BBQ sauce leftover and I knew just what I wanted to make with it, a strawberry BBQ quinoa salad. I have been wanting to try making a BBQ chicken quinoa salad with black beans and corn for a while now but a strawberry BBQ quinoa salad suddenly sounded like a much better idea! I used a lot of the same flavours as in the strawberry BBQ chicken sandwich in this quinoa salad including the avocado, bacon and goat cheese since they worked so amazingly well together. I filled the quinoa salad out with baby spinach along with some green onions and cilantro. If you have the cooked chicken on hand, this salad is as easy to make as cooking the quinoa and throwing everything together and despite that it is so fantastically good!

Strawberry BBQ Chicken Spinach and Quinoa Salad with Bacon, Avocado and Goat Cheese
What a perfect spring salad!

Strawberry BBQ Chicken Spinach and Quinoa Salad with Bacon, Avocado and Goat Cheese
Use grilled strawberry BBQ chicken for the chicken for even more flavour.

Strawberry BBQ Chicken Spinach and Quinoa Salad with Bacon, Avocado and Goat Cheese
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Strawberry BBQ Chicken Spinach and Quinoa Salad with Bacon, Avocado and Goat Cheese

Strawberry BBQ Chicken Spinach and Quinoa Salad with Bacon, Avocado and Goat Cheese

A spinach and quinoa salad with sweet, spicy and smoky roasted strawberry BBQ chicken, fresh strawberries, cool and creamy avocado, tangy goat cheese and bacon.


Servings: 4-6

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

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Ingredients
  • 1 cup quinoa, well rinsed
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 2 cups baby spinach
  • 1 cup cooked chicken, shredded or diced
  • 1 cup strawberries
  • 1 cup avocado
  • 1/4 cup goat cheese, crumbled
  • 4 strips bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1/4 cup roasted strawberry BBQ sauce
  • 2 green onions
  • cilantro to taste
Directions
  1. Bring the water and quinoa to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer, covered, until the quinoa is tender and has absorbed the water, about 15 minutes, remove from heat and let sit for 5 minutes, covered.
  2. Meanwhile, slice the strawberries, dice the avocado and slice the green onions.
  3. Mix everything and enjoy.

Note: Best enjoyed on the day that it was made.

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10 comments:

Tieghan said...

Kevin this is beautiful! Wow! I love everything and I mean everything in this salad! I am making this for sure. I have all the ingredients anyway!

Sommer @ ASpicyPerspective said...

Great-looking salad, Kevin!

Kelly Senyei (Just a Taste) said...

This combines so many of my favorite flavors into a single dish! Love it, Kevin!

taylorbee said...

wow, this looks wonderful! so many things that I love on one plate :) will have to try!

marla said...

Kevin, this is a gorgeous ~ colorful + tempting salad!

Ana Fernandez said...

Love the way you used the ingredients spinach + quinoa + strawberries? Yes please!

Heather Christo said...

gah!!! Kevin, this looks so beautiful!!!

Mark and Teri said...

Thanks Kevin for sending me to your site from google+. Looking forward to trying the salad soon.

Amber Jones said...

Made this tonight and it was wonderful! I added sliced almonds and cooked my quinoa in chicken broth for another layer of flavor. Spectacular recipe!

Stephanie said...

This looks really good. So fresh and summery.

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