Quinoa Chicken Salad With Feta, Roasted Peppers & Artichoke Hearts
This is something I like to make when it's hot out. I like to make a big batch of something one day of the week and eat on it for several days so I don't have to heat the kitchen up too much. This is relatively quick to make and healthy. As a bonus, the feta and olives give it a nice kick so it tastes more indulgent than it is.
I've said it before, but I'll say it again: If you are still a quinoa virgin go out and get yourself some already! It's one of the most versatile and quick cooking grains out there and it has an an awesome nutty flavor that is delicious all on it's own. One of the coolest things quinoa is that it's one of a very small group of foods that are considered a complete protein (have all 9 essential amino acids and in the right proportion). In the non-animal food source world this is a very rare thing. Most of the time you need to combine two or more sources to get a complete protein (like rice and beans, yogurt & almonds etc) but quinoa can stand all on it's own. It's a super food!