Salads

Thai Chicken and Quinoa Salad Bowls

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These healthy, high-protein Thai Chicken and Quinoa Salad Bowls are loaded with cool and crisp veggies, garnished with bold and crunchy almonds, and smothered in a creamy Almond Sesame Dressing. With so much flavor and texture, this is a 15-minute meal that will fill you up and keep you going through your workouts, summer adventures, and busy workdays!

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For the Salads:
1 cup cooked quinoa or brown rice
½ cup chopped carrots
½ cup chopped red bell pepper
½ cup steamed edamame (soy beans) or peas
4 cups coleslaw mix (shredded red or green cabbage)
12 ounces cooked and diced chicken
¼ cup Blue Diamond Sriracha almonds
Lime wedges and/or fresh cilantro for serving
For the Almond Sesame Dressing:
¼ cup almond butter
¼ cup soy sauce
2 tablespoons rice vinegar
2 tablespoons sesame oil
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
Prepare the dressing by combining all of the ingredients in a blender or jar and shaking/mixing until smooth and completely combined. Set aside until ready to serve the salads. To prepare the salads: Divide...
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Nutritions

Calories
662

Sodium
1341mg
55% DV

Fat
34g
53% DV

Protein
39g
79% DV

Carbs
58g
19% DV

Fiber
20g
80% DV

Not just your average chicken quesadilla recipe! Stuffed with sweet corn, zesty black beans, and sauteed peppers and onions, the cheesy, flavorful, Mexican-inspired meal is a family-friendly dinner for any night of the week. Garnish each plate with sour cream, salsa, guacamole, or pickled red onions, and serve the quesadillas with a side of tortilla chips, pico de gallo, and summer corn salad. It's a fast, fresh, and tasty supper!

1 T olive oil
1/2 sweet onion
1/2 red bell pepper
1 clove garlic
1 c cooked, chopped chicken
15.5 oz can black beans
1 c corn
3/4 t kosher salt
1/4 t cumin
1/4 t chili powder
1/4 t smoked paprika
ground black pepper ( to taste )
2 T chopped fresh parsley or cilantro
8 flour tortillas
1 c grated Monterey Jack cheese
1 c grated cheddar cheese
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  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onion, bell pepper, and garlic; cook until lightly browned, about 1-2 minutes.
  • Reduce the heat to medium-low. Add the...
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Nutritions

Calories
1815

Sodium
2358mg
98% DV

Fat
130g
201% DV

Protein
56g
112% DV

Carbs
90g
30% DV

Fiber
18g
75% DV