Last updated February 1, 2019 by Lisa Richards, CNC

Chicken Quinoa Salad

Quinoa chicken salad

Here’s an idea for a simple meal that you can throw together in just a few minutes. It’s a great recipe for a low-sugar diet like the Candida treatment plan, containing lean protein, lots of vegetables, and a classic dressing of lemon, olive oil and salt.

If you haven’t introduced quinoa into your diet yet, you really should. It is a complete source of protein (meaning that it contains all the essential amino acids that our bodies need), and it has a much lower glycemic index than rice. Use it in this dish, my red curry chicken, or a cabbage masala.

While you’re on a low carbohydrate diet like the Candida diet, you can make life easier by keeping a few essentials stocked up in your pantry. Quinoa is one of those, along with olive oil, coconut oil, and various flours. It’s always handy to have vegetables like avocados, garlic, and onions handy too.

3.98 from 34 votes
Quinoa chicken salad
Chicken Quinoa Salad
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 524 kcal
Author: Lisa Richards
  • 1 chicken breast
  • ¼ cup uncooked quinoa
  • 2 cups spinach
  • 2 medium tomatoes
  • ½ cucumber
  • 1 avocado
  • 2 shallots
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • Juice of ½ lemon
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • Sea salt
  1. Cook the quinoa as directed.
  2. Chop up the chicken and pan-fry with the minced garlic until cooked thoroughly (about 5 minutes).
  3. Now chop up the veggies, toss everything in a bowl and serve.

Healthy meals like this are an excellent option for a light snack on the Candida diet. Our Ultimate Candida Diet program is packed full of gluten-free, sugar-free recipes like this. It contains more than 100 recipes in total, and they’re all perfect for the Candida diet. Find out more here.

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  1. Teresa says:

    5 stars
    We eat this salad two or three times a week! THANK YOU! Don’t change a thing – recipe is perfect!

  2. Lidia says:

    5 stars
    This salad is very good!!

  3. M.T says:

    5 stars
    This has become a regular in my meal prep rotation! Thanks much

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