This is an easy meal that uses ingredients I commonly have around the house. I invented it one day when my fridge was empty and so was my belly. Hope you like it!!
When draining the pineapple and oranges, I leave the tiniest bit of juice in the can to mix in with the salad. Make sure you fold the oranges in gently after everything else is mixed in or else you will end up with mangled oranges...like mine. When I am feeling ambitious, I toast coconut flakes in the oven to sprinkle over the top (didn't happen last night).
Tropical Quinoa Chicken Salad
2 Cups cooked chicken, shredded
1 1/2 Cups dry quinoa, cooked
1/2 Cup coconut milk (optional)
2 Cups grapes, halved
2 Cans pineapple, drained
1/2 Cup poppyseed dressing
2 Cans mandarin oranges, drained
Possible delicious add ins:
Toasted coconut flakes
Red bell pepper, chopped
Let me know what you think, especially if you try a variation. I'll also keep you posted with any variations that I try.
Update on 10/19/2013
I added a red bell pepper and it was AWESOME! Highly recommended.
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