Strawberry BBQ Chicken Spinach and Quinoa Salad with Bacon, Avocado and Goat Cheese from Closet Cooking

A spinach and quinoa salad with sweet, spicy and smoky roasted strawberry BBQ chicken, fresh strawberries, cool and creamy avocado, tangy goat cheese and bacon.


Servings: 4-6

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Ingredients
  • 1 cup quinoa, well rinsed
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 2 cups baby spinach
  • 1 cup cooked chicken, shredded or diced
  • 1 cup strawberries
  • 1 cup avocado
  • 1/4 cup goat cheese, crumbled
  • 4 strips bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1/4 cup roasted strawberry BBQ sauce
  • 2 green onions
  • cilantro to taste
Directions
  1. Bring the water and quinoa to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer, covered, until the quinoa is tender and has absorbed the water, about 15 minutes, remove from heat and let sit for 5 minutes, covered.
  2. Meanwhile, slice the strawberries, dice the avocado and slice the green onions.
  3. Mix everything and enjoy.
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