The Nutritious and Delicious Chicken and Cherry Quinoa Salad
1 C Quinoa
1 ½ C Water
1 ½ C Diced cooked chicken
½ C Dried cherries or fresh pitted
½ C Celery, diced
½ C Red Onion, minced
½ C toasted nuts (pecan, walnut)
Chopped fresh thyme (Optional)
1 Avocado, ripe
½ C White wine vinegar
1 t sugar
½ - 1 t salt
1 Garlic clove
Fresh ground pepper
Cook quinoa according to directions, fluff with fork and cool.
In a large bowl, add quinoa, chicken, cherries, celery and onion.
In food processor/blender add dressing ingredients and blend until sugar dissipates and garlic is minced. If dressing is too thick add a little water or juice. Pour over salad and chill.
Add nuts and thyme to salad just before serving.
Adapted from CA Walnut Commission