Quinoa Chicken Salad

By You Desk
Tue, 04, 24

A great new addition to your healthy diet. Make this quick and easy Quinoa Chicken Salad, packed with nutrients and amazing taste…


Quinoa Chicken Salad

Courtesy: Food Fusion Recipe by Seema Hanif


Olive oil 2 tbs

Olive oil (extra virgin) 1 tbs

Quinoa (rinsed) 1 cup

Salt 1 tsp or to taste

Black pepper (crushed) 1 tsp

Dried oregano 1 tsp

Cumin powder ½ tsp

Paprika powder 1 tsp

Lemon juice 2 tbs

Chicken (boneless cubes) 250g

Yoghurt 250g

Garlic (crushed) 1 tsp

Fresh coriander (chopped) 2 tbs

Mint leaves (chopped) 1 tbs

Cucumber (grated and squeezed) 1

Mustard paste ½ tbs

Apple cider vinegar 1 tbs

Dried basil ½ tsp

Cucumber (cubes) 1 cup

Black olives (sliced) ¼ cup

Tomatoes (cubes) 3 medium

Onion (cubes) 1 medium

Feta cheese (crumbled) ¼ cup


* In a pot, add olive oil, quinoa and sauté for a minute.

* Add water, salt, black pepper crushed, mix well and bring it to boil, cover partially on medium flame and cook until water is absorbed (10-12 minutes).

* Let it cool.

* In a bowl, add dried oregano, cumin powder, salt, paprika powder, black pepper crushed, lemon juice and mix well.

* Add chicken and mix well, cover and marinate for 15 minutes.

* In a frying pan, add olive oil and cook marinated chicken until golden brown and set aside.

* In a bowl, add yoghurt, garlic, black pepper crushed, salt, lemon juice, fresh coriander, mint leaves, cucumber (squeeze out excess water) and mix well. Tzatziki sauce is ready!

* In a bowl, add mustard paste, olive oil, lemon juice, apple cider vinegar, black pepper crushed, salt, dried oregano, dried basil and mix well.

* Add cucumber, black olives, tomatoes, onion and mix well.

* Add feta cheese and give it a good mix.

* On a serving dish, add quinoa, Greek salad, prepared chicken and tzatziki sauce.

* Garnish with fresh coriander and serve!

Healthy Oats Pancakes

Quinoa Chicken Salad

These Healthy Oats Pancakes can easily replace a meal while keeping you on the healthy side. Do give it a try…


Instant oats 1 ½ cup

Whole wheat flour 2 tbs

Baking powder 2 tsp

Pink Salt ½ tsp or to taste

Yoghurt 1 ¼ cup

Eggs 2

Milk (low fat) ½ cup or as required

Olive oil 2 tsp

Carrots (grated) 1 cup

Cucumber (grated and squeezed) 1

Pickled jalapenos (chopped) 2 tbs

Lemon juice 1 tbs

Paprika powder ½ tsp

Fresh coriander (chopped)


* In a spice mixer, add instant oats and grind to make a fine powder.

* Take out in a bowl, add whole wheat flour, baking powder, pink salt and mix well.

* Add yoghurt, eggs and gradually add milk and whisk well until desired consistency (keep adding milk if mixture gets thicken).

* Grease frying pan with olive oil, add ¼ cup of prepared pancake batter, cover and cook on low flame for 2 minutes then flip and cook for another 2 minutes or until golden brown (makes 8).

* In a bowl, add yoghurt, carrots, cucumber, pickled jalapenos, lemon juice, paprika powder, pink salt and whisk well.

* Serve oats pancakes with yogurt and vegetable sauce and garnish with fresh coriander!

Courtesy: Food Fusion Recipe by Seema Hanif