Greek Quinoa Salad with Grilled Chicken

Greek Quinoa Salad(2)Most Friday nights we are in bed by ten o’clock,  or right after the re-runs of Shark Tank (any other fans out there?  We WILL have a million dollar idea…someday).  But ten o’clock!  On a Friday night!  Because during the week I stay up until midnight (or later) catching up on favorite shows,  writing blog posts, sometimes making cookies for crying out loud, and then I’m up at the crack of dawn to go for a run or work out.  

My sleep schedule needs a major overhaul.  My brain isn’t functioning properly–I need caffeine by 9am, I lose my keys three times a day, my kids’ clothes are on backward, and I’m putting things like eggs and cheese in the pantry when I’m done using them. 

What I really need is a big fat nap.  

So there you have them, my plans for the weekend.  Sleeping! What are you up to? 

Greek Quinoa SaladThis Greek Quinoa Salad was inspired by a jar of Private Selection gourmet artichoke hearts I’ve had sitting in my fridge for the last week.  I  planned on making a yummy artichoke dip but then Greek salad popped into my head and I went with it.  A Quinoa Greek salad, because everyone is crazy for quinoa right now. 

Including me.  I go through phases where I eat it several times a week, and then not at all for a month.

I’m currently in phase, eat it several times a week.  And when it’s loaded with things like chicken and artichokes, cherry tomatoes, olives, peperoncini, red onion, cucumber and lots of  Feta cheese it’s hard not to love. 

Greek Quinoa SaladthreeI’ll go ahead and add eating this to my weekend plans too.  

Greek Quinoa Salad with Grilled Chicken
a delicious quinoa salad loaded with Greek flavors!
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Ingredients
  1. 2 large chicken breasts
  2. 3 cups cooked quinoa
  3. 2/3 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  4. 6 oz jar artichoke hearts, drained and diced
  5. 2/3 cup Kalamata or plain black olives, halved
  6. 1 large cucumber, peeled and diced
  7. 1/2 cup chopped red onion
  8. 1/3 cup deli sliced peperoncini
  9. 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  10. 2-3 tbs white wine vinegar
  11. 1/4 tsp minced garlic
  12. 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  13. salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Brush chicken with some extra virgin olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Grill chicken until cooked through, flipping half way. Slice into strips or chunks and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl stir together quinoa, grilled chicken, tomatoes, olives, cucumber, peperoncini, and onion.
  3. In a small jar or container whisk together extra virgin olive oil, white wine vinegar, garlic, and oregano. Pour desired amount of dressing over the quinoa salad and toss to coat evenly. Serve warm or chilled.
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Comments

  1. Sounds like an amazing weekend. Lots of SLEEP! I need some sleep too. This salad looks incredible my friend. Love everything packed inside of it! Artichokes, grilled chicken, quinoa – perfect!

  2. Hi Kristy – Love Shark Tank every Friday. Love your recipe too. Thanks and have a great weekend. We go to bed early every night – by 10:00 P.M. for sure.

  3. Quinoa is one of my favorite foods! Need to try this :)

  4. yeah, baby!!

  5. Kelly Jo says:

    I made greek chicken last week and I cant stop thinking about it. The quinoa would be a nice addition!

  6. A nap sounds good right now. Your life sounds very very familiar ;-) And quinoa….never had it, but I seriously need to get on that quinoa band wagon. This looks amazing!

  7. Lisa Fallara says:

    Fixed this Greek Quinoa Salad with Chicken tonight it was wonderful. I added crumbled goat cheese to it as well as Cavendar’s all purpose greek seasoning it was wonderful…..
    Question: do you put the dressing on each serving or the whole dish?

  8. We have been eating quinoa like crazy lately. Love this salad!!! And your sleep patterns sound kind of like mine. I definitely need to change how I am doing things so I can get better sleep!

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