Such a refreshing salad for warmer days, however, good any time of the year. Smile.
Approx. Prep and Cook Time: 35 Minutes
Approximate Cost: $11.69 or $5.85 per serving
Difficulty Level: Easy
Allergens, Other: Gluten Free
Ingredients for the salad: ($6.79)
1 ½ rotisserie chicken breasts, skin removed and chopped ($2.50)
1 kiwi, rinsed, peeled and sliced (.50)
1 avocado, peeled and sliced (1.45)
½ c. cherry tomatoes, rinsed and sliced (.55)
1 jalapeno, rinsed and sliced (.35)
1 can 15 oz. black beans, drained, rinsed, drained again (.99)
1 celery stalk, rinsed, sliced and chopped (.15)
½ small onion, chopped (.30)
Chopped parsley to taste (0)
Directions for the Salad:
Simply follow the information listed on the ingredients on the side.
Ingredients for the Aioli Salad Dressing: ($1.75)
3 med. to large garlic cloves, minced (.30)
1 tsp. of chopped cilantro (.10)
2 tsp. (or more) of fresh lime juice (.50)
1/3 c. Tzatziki sauce (.25)
Pinch of Angie’s dry seasoning (0)
1/4 tsp. Smoked Paprika (.10)
1/3 c. of Angie’s Basting Olive Oil (.50)
Directions for the Aioli Salad Dressing:
Combine all the ingredients EXCEPT THE BASTING OIL in a food processor or blender and process for 20 seconds.
Then, with the food processor or blender running, drizzle in the basting oil very slowly.
(Store any leftover in an airtight glass container in the fridge for up to about a week or 2.)
Ingredients for the Quinoa: ($3.15)
1 c. quinoa ($1.00)
2 c. chicken or beef broth ($1.25)
1 tbsp. of Angie’s dry seasoning (.25)
1 tbsp. Angie’s basting olive oil (.40)
1 frozen sofrito cube (or add chopped oregano, garlic and cilantro) (.25)
Directions for the Quinoa:
In a saucepan add 2 c. chicken or beef broth, the frozen sofrito cube and bring to a boil.
Add 1 c. quinoa, my dry seasoning, basting oil, reduce the heat and simmer until all liquid evaporates.
Turn the heat off and let it stand for about 5 minutes.
Then fluff it with a fork. Done.
When your quinoa, salad and aioli dressing are done, assemble the salad and start plating.
Angie’s Dry Seasonings: http://www.angieslifehacks.com/family-life/oven-roasted-bacon-chicken-and-angies-seasonings
Angie’s Basting Olive Oil: www.angieslifehacks.com/cuisine/the-flavor-series-recipe-2-angies-basting-olive-oil
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