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Quinoa and Berries Barbecue “Chicken” Salad

30 Minute MealsChicken Recipe

Quinoa and Berries Barbecue “Chicken” Salad   Crisp, fresh and flavorful Barbecue “Chicken” Salad tossed with berries, nuts and delicious quinoa.

Quinoa and Berries Barbecue "Chicken" Salad - Crisp, fresh and flavorful Barbecue "Chicken" Salad tossed with berries, nuts and delicious quinoa. Get the recipe on diethood.com



That one time I used BBQ sauce as salad dressing. Yeah… Ah.May.Zing! Napkin, puhlease!

First thing’s first, Happy St. Patrick’s Day! My green for the day is this adorable salad!

Second of all, HI, there! How are you?! Are you wondering why there’s parentheses around the word “Chicken”?
Beeee-cuz silly, that’s not chicken-chicken. I mean, it tastes like chicken and it looks like chicken, but it doesn’t cluck like chicken. Make sense?

Lemme explain.

Quinoa and Berries Barbecue "Chicken" Salad - Crisp, fresh and flavorful Barbecue "Chicken" Salad tossed with berries, nuts and delicious quinoa. Get the recipe on diethood.com

I am developing a hobby called ‘trying to eat healthier than my already healthy-ish-eating-diet’ (Shhhhhhh! Don’t mention the pepperoni and cheese chicken! Girl’s got cravings.) and sometimes my healthier eating involves vegan “meat” and ancient grains. Totally normal.

Therefore, this salad, my dear lovelies, features the ever so delicious Chicken-Free “Chicken” Strips from Beyond Meat.

Quinoa and Berries Barbecue "Chicken" Salad - Crisp, fresh and flavorful Barbecue "Chicken" Salad tossed with berries, nuts and delicious quinoa. Get the recipe on diethood.com

Beyond Meat is a company that creates mass-market solutions to replace animal protein with plant protein. Meaning, these beautiful chicken-free “chicken” strips are made with plant protein made from NON-GMO soybeans, peas and carrots! They contain just as much protein as chicken, are cholesterol free, vegan, and gluten free. Isn’t that fantastic?

What’s even more attractive is that Beyond Meat are dedicated to improving human health, positively impacting climate change, conserving natural resources AND respecting animal welfare. That is quite impressive.

I should also mention that, had no one told me that these chicken strips were vegan, I would have never known. Scouts honor. The texture and taste are completely spot-on. Good grief, I was seriously smitten by this stuff!

Quinoa and Berries Barbecue "Chicken" Salad - Crisp, fresh and flavorful Barbecue "Chicken" Salad tossed with berries, nuts and delicious quinoa. Get the recipe on diethood.com

Judging by what I just said, I started out already loving this Barbecue “Chicken” Salad because it’s, well, really good. Like, fight-over-the-last-piece good. It’s so flavorful, the texture is pretty amazing, and it’s super filling.

As if that’s not enough, I have a little extra-loving going on for the salad because vegan BBQ sauce exists, and when you mix that with a splash of lime juice, it becomes a darn good salad dressing.

Quinoa and Berries Barbecue "Chicken" Salad - Crisp, fresh and flavorful Barbecue "Chicken" Salad tossed with berries, nuts and delicious quinoa. Get the recipe on diethood.com

That said, let’s recap. This is extremely easy. This is SUPER healthy. This is totally delicious. I think this is about to become my new go-to. Thank you, Beyond Meat!

For more information, please follow Beyond Meat on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest.

ENJOY!

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Quinoa and Berries Barbecue "Chicken" Salad
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 
Crisp, fresh and flavorful Barbecue "Chicken" Salad tossed with berries, nuts and delicious quinoa.
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken salad, quinoa, vegan
Servings: 4
Calories: 477 kcal
Author: Katerina
Ingredients
FOR THE "CHICKEN" SALAD
  • 1- cup quinoa
  • 1 bag (9-ounces) Beyond Meat Chicken-Free Strips
  • 1/2- cup vegan bbq sauce
  • 8 cups mixed salad greens and baby spinach leaves
  • 2- cups halved strawberries
  • 1/2- cup chopped pecans
  • 2 small red onions , sliced
FOR THE DRESSING
  • 1/4- cup to 1/2-cup vegan bbq sauce (adjust to taste)
  • 4 tablespoons lime juice , or to taste
  • chopped fresh parsley
Instructions
  1. Prepare quinoa per directions on the package; set aside and cool completely.
  2. Lightly coat a skillet with cooking spray.
  3. Add chicken and heat for 3 minutes.
  4. Stir in bbq sauce and continue to cook for 2 to 3 minutes, or until heated through.
  5. In the meantime, place salad greens in a salad bowl.
  6. Add quinoa, chicken, strawberries, nuts, and onions over salad greens. Set aside.
Prepare the salad dressing.
  1. Pour bbq sauce into a skillet over medium heat; cook for 30 seconds.
  2. Stir in lime juice and remove from heat.
  3. Add to salad.
  4. Garnish with fresh parsley and serve.
Recipe Notes

WW SmartPoints: 15

Nutrition Facts
Quinoa and Berries Barbecue "Chicken" Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 477 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g 22%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 40mg 13%
Sodium 650mg 27%
Potassium 1001mg 29%
Total Carbohydrates 65g 22%
Dietary Fiber 7g 28%
Sugars 24g
Protein 23g 46%
Vitamin A 21%
Vitamin C 85.4%
Calcium 8.5%
Iron 21%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Beyond Meat. The opinions and text are all mine.

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I'm a cookie-maker, baker-faker & picture-taker! For me, eating is a moment to share, an enjoyment, a passion. I hope you enjoy my recipes!

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