A great, easy lunch to take to work or enjoy at home.


  • 200g (1 cup) quinoa, rinsed

  • 2 x 200g chicken breast fillets, cut into thin strips

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1 garlic clove, crushed

  • Small handful of flat-leaf parsley, finley chopped

  • 155 g (1 cup) almonds, toasted, plus extra to serve

  • 130 g (1 cup) dried cranberries, plus extra to serve

  • Big handful of baby spinach

  • 1 avocado, diced

  • Chimichurri dressing:

  • 30 g (1 cup) chopped flat-leaf parsley

  • ½ teaspoon chopped fresh oregano leaves (or dried)

  • 3 garlic cloves

  • 1 teaspoon chilli flakes

  • 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • Juice of 1 lemon


  • 1.

    Bring 500ml (2 cups) of water to the boil, add the quinoa and simmer for about 8 – 12 minutes until it has tripled in size and started to sprout little tails. Then rinse and set aside to cool.

  • 2.

    Put the chicken strips in a bowl, add your olive oil, garlic and parsley, and toss to make sure the chicken is evenly coated.

  • 3.

    Heat a grill pan until hot, then cook the chicken strips for 3 – 4 minutes on each side until golden. Once they’re ready, set aside.

  • 4.

    To assemble the salad, add the almonds, cranberries, baby spinach and avo to the cooled quinoa in a serving dish, then give it a good mix. Add the grilled chicken and toss lightly then set aside.

  • 5.

    To whip up the dressing, you can pop everything into a food processor and blitz for 20 seconds.

Nutritional information

Nutritional analysis per serving (4 servings)

  • Energy 920kj
  • Fat Total 58g
  • Saturated Fat 8g
  • Protein 33g
  • Carbohydrate 75g
  • Sugar 23g
  • Sodium 65mg

Note: The information shown is Edamam's estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist's advice.

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Tip: The Electrolux Masterpiece Collection Immersion Blender comes with a mini chopper attachment which is great to make salad dressings. Place all chimichurri ingredients in the mini chopper and blitz.

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