Quinoa Chicken Salad in a Jar

[ 4 ] December 4, 2014 |
Quinoa Chicken Salad in a Jar with Cranberries and Walnuts!

Quinoa Chicken Salad in a Jar with Cranberries and Walnuts!

For a grab and go lunch, food prepared in Mason jars is great way to eat something healthy and quick. Easy to transport, they don’t require too much preparation and cleaning. This Quinoa Chicken Salad in a jar makes an amazing clean eating lunch.

 

Quinoa Chicken Salad in a Jar with Cranberry and Walnuts!

Quinoa Chicken Salad in a Jar with Cranberries and Walnuts!

For these Mason jar layered quinoa, chicken, spinach and all the other ingredients. For this recipe, you will need some cooked quinoa. Here is How to Cook Quinoa.

Dressings always go on the bottom and greens on the top.  Create your own recipe with what you have available in your fridge.

Quinoa Chicken Salad in a Jar with Cranberry and Walnuts!

Quinoa Chicken Salad in a Jar with Cranberry and Walnuts!

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Quinoa Chicken Salad in a Jar
 
Quinoa Chicken Salad in a Jar Author: Citronlimette Serves: 4
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Serves: 4
Ingredients
For the Dressing
  • 3 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 4 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 5 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
FOR THE SALAD JARS:
  • 2 cups cooked quinoa
  • 8 ounces cooked chicken breast, chopped
  • ¼ cup dried cranberries
  • ⅓ cup pecans, roughly chopped
  • ¼ cup red bell pepper, diced
  • 4 cups baby spinach, roughly torn
Instructions
  1. Make Mustard Vinaigrette: In small bowl, whisk together vinegar, mustard, salt and pepper. While whisking, slowly drizzle in oil until all oil is incorporated.
  2. Divide Mustard Vinaigrette equally among 4 pint-sized mason jars. Divide chicken over dressing. Layer remaining ingredients, ending with spinach. Top with lids and refrigerate up to 4 days. To serve, pour onto plate or bowl, stir and enjoy.

 

Quinoa Chicken Salad in a Jar with Cranberries and Walnuts!

Quinoa Chicken Salad in a Jar with Cranberries and Walnuts!

Marie Poulin
Marie Poulin is a passionate food blogger and professional personal chef who enjoys sharing her healthy, inventive, recipes. You can find her on social media and subscribe to her blog to receive instant blog updates and receive a free ebook, Tasty Quinoa Recipes!

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Category: Healthy Choices, Salads

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  1. I love these salads-in-a-jar recipes! Love the addition of the cranberries, and the dressing sounds fab!

  2. What a fantastic idea! I would love to receive one of these for a gift!

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