Quinoa Salad with Chicken, Snap Peas and Mango

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This deliciously light yet satisfying quinoa salad with poached chicken breast, mango, and snap peas is quick and easy to prepare. It is high in vitamin, fiber, protein and low in calories, and any leftovers would make a great lunchbox filler.

Quinoa Salad with Chicken, Snap Peas and Mango

adapted from taste
  • 1 Onion, peeled and halved
  • 8 Black peppercorns
  • 1.5L Water, plus 350 ml extra
  • 2x200 g Chicken breast fillets
  • 150 g Quinoa, well rinsed
  • 150 g Snap peas, trimmed
  • 1 Ripe mango, peeled and sliced
  • 1 Small leek, shredded
  • 1 1/2 tbsp Balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbsp Extra virgin olive oil
  • Some spiced almonds, optional
  1. Combine onion, peppercorns and pinch of salt in a saucepan with water. Bring to boil over high heat. Add chicken breast. Reduce heat to low. Cover. Simmer for 5 minutes. Set aside, covered, for 20 minutes until chicken is cooked through. Remove chicken. Cool, then shred.
  2. Meanwhile, place quinoa and extra water in saucepan. Bring to boil. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 12-15 minutes until water absorbs. Cool.
  3. Cook snap peas in a saucepan of boiling water for 2 minutes or until tender crisp. Refresh under cold running water and drain.
  4. Place chicken, quinoa, snap peas, mango, and shredded leek in a bowl. Whisk together vinegar and oil in bowl. Add to salad. Toss to combine. Top with some spiced almonds if desired.

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68 comments:

Food For Tots 10/3/15 04:53

This is indeed a healthy and delicious lunch for my family!

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Juliana 10/3/15 06:05

Nice and heart salad Angie, I love the idea of mango in it...looks delicious...and so pretty!
Have a great week :)

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Veronica Ng 10/3/15 06:17

Another one of your specialty - healthy and beautiful salad.

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Arjunan Akilandeswari 10/3/15 06:58

Wow this makes me drooling... A must for dieters...

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Rosa's Yummy Yums 10/3/15 08:30

A wonderful salad!

Cheers,

Rosa

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suhaina aji 10/3/15 08:32

Such a refreshing salad. Love your photography too.. Awesome

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Shashi Charles 10/3/15 09:19

Loving this combination of sweet mango and crunchy snap peas with chicken and quinoa - gorgeous photos as always Angie!

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Medeja 10/3/15 10:05

Chicken and mango is such a delicious combination :) this salad is definitely very yummy!

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Sam Hoffer / My Carolina Kitchen 10/3/15 11:31

What a fabulous combination of flavors and colors. I wish this was my lunch today.
Sam

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Tricia Buice 10/3/15 12:57

Wow Angie - love the idea of these flavors combined for a delicious meal. The chicken and mango together must be amazing!

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Susan 10/3/15 15:45

What a refreshing, Spring time meal: the only change I'd make would be to use veggie "chicken."

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Ann Low 10/3/15 16:01

This is another healthy salad that I like. Pretty colour and sounds delicious too!

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Monica 10/3/15 16:13

Awesome lunch or dinner! You just look at it and want to eat it!

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fimère .b 10/3/15 17:37

une délicieuse salade bien colorée j'aime
bonne soirée

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Kelly 10/3/15 17:54

This quinoa salad sounds like the perfect lunch! I love the mango and snap peas here! Looks so fresh and delicious!

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Delectably Green 10/3/15 20:16

Delicious, nutritious and so pretty! it's a winner :))
Mary

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Nazneen Hamilton 10/3/15 21:09

Mango and snap peas sound like a delicious combo! The salad looks perfect for spring!

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Nippon Nin 10/3/15 21:44

It's a 'Welcome Spring' salad...that's what I think, light, colorful and uplifting!

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Jasna Varcakovic 10/3/15 21:45

I love all ingredients in your salad; yummy and healthy!

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Abbe@This is How I Cook 10/3/15 21:58

I love this salad. You have such a way of making all food look beautiful! Love mangoes and peas.

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The Yum List 10/3/15 22:44

I like the addition of the snap peas and mango.

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Alida 11/3/15 00:12

This is fresh and delicious and makes me think of spring. A perfectly healthy and nutritious meal!

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Mother Rimmy 11/3/15 03:55

I'm such a fan of leeks these days. They have such a lovely flavor. Sweet mango is perfect with quinoa and leeks.

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kitchen flavours 11/3/15 04:59

A healthy and lovely salad! I should really try quinoa one of these days!

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Sokehah Cheah 11/3/15 06:13

I like the pictures and the recipe, Angie!

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Liz Berg 11/3/15 10:29

I'd love this gorgeous salad any time of day!!! So vibrant and full of deliciousness!!!

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Marcela 11/3/15 11:30

Oh Angie, this quinoa salad looks so beautiful! I love the way you presented it! Sounds like a healthy lunch!

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Joanne 11/3/15 12:31

So many fresh flavors in this! My kind of salad!

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Barbara 11/3/15 13:31

Super salad combo, Angie. Great balance of flavors and a lovely vinaigrette!

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Shweta Agrawal 11/3/15 14:21

addicted to quinoa, this is so refreshing:)

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Peachy @ The Peach Kitchen 11/3/15 14:30

This looks so delicious. I love snap peas because of it's crunchy texture and refreshing taste.

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SavoringTime in the Kitchen 11/3/15 14:57

The peas look like they were just picked from your garden, Angie! What a delicious and beautiful salad this is. The spiced almonds sound like the perfect garnish for it.

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Hema 11/3/15 15:35

Delicious salad, being a vegetarian, I can replace the chicken pieces with chickpeas I think, I love the addition of mangoes in this..

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GG 11/3/15 19:28

Poached chicken is really delicious and is something I've discovered relatively recently. This looks like a very delicious and healthy dish. GG

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Kathy 11/3/15 20:53

Angie, Your salad looks spectacular! Quite fresh and vibrant! Love your presentation!

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Chris Scheuer 11/3/15 23:34

I love all the colors, textures and flavors Angie! Beautiful!

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Ashley@CookieMonsterCooking 12/3/15 01:36

I just love that you used mango in here! What an awesome looking salad - this would be perfect to pack up for lunches!

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Gloria Baker 12/3/15 04:42

I love mango! And this look so beautiful Angie!
xo

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grace 12/3/15 13:44

the colors in this make me all the more impatient for spring to arrive! what a tasty dish. :)

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Anne Regalado 12/3/15 14:32

What a refreshing and delightful salad , Angie ! I wouldn't mind a plateful of that ;D

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Cheri Savory Spoon 12/3/15 18:18

You make the best salads Angie, love all the fresh flavors that you used here.

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Ritu Ahuja 12/3/15 19:31

Very nice and refreshing salad Angie. It looks yummy :)

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Sue/the view from great island 12/3/15 20:28

Now my lunch looks pretty shabby compared to this!

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tigerfish 12/3/15 22:06

Oh yes, this is a perfect balanced meal!

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Pachecopatty 12/3/15 23:00

Looks delicious! I could eat this salad anytime ;)

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Cheap Ethnic Eatz 13/3/15 00:29

Really lovely full meal salad and really like the combo of mango and snap peas. Gorgeous pics Angie!

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Vicki Bensinger 13/3/15 01:10

I love this salad and all it's ingredients especially the addition of mango to add that touch of sweetness. Plus it's so healthy.

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Catherine 13/3/15 02:44

Dear Angie, What a lovely salad. It looks like spring!! xo Catherin e

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Daniela Grimburg 13/3/15 04:19


What an amazing way to prepare Quinoa, the super food.
This s springtime on a plate and super healthy too.

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Ivy 13/3/15 09:03

A lovely healthy and colourful salad full of protein.

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lena 13/3/15 22:31

rarely seen such combination but sounds and looks very appealing to me...! nutritional too!

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Gemma 14/3/15 00:04

Yummy! I love quinoa! And this bowl of salad looks so colorful, healthy and delicious! My kinda meal for the warm weather that is about to arrive.

xoxo

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mjskit 14/3/15 02:53

This salad is a wonderful introduction to spring! Beautiful, light, healthy and delicious of course. Thanks for sharing this Angie!

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Dawn Yucuis 14/3/15 04:24

I love what you did with the quinoa salad. I sounds delicious with the chicken and snap peas.

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Cathleen 14/3/15 04:44

I love all types of quinoa salad. This looks awesome!

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Betty 14/3/15 06:36

I love everything in this salad- it looks so fresh and delicious! If I took this for lunch, my workmates would be jealous unless I brought some to share. :)

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Amy 15/3/15 00:25

Love quinoa salad and love the snap peas and mango you add in here. Love those natural sweetness. :)

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Amy (Savory Moments) 15/3/15 13:37

This is an absolutely stunning salad, Angie! It makes me ready for spring - it's so fresh and vibrant!

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Debra Eliotseats 15/3/15 14:30

It's almost time for lots of fresh ingredients for lots of salads.

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Beth 15/3/15 17:17

Your salad sounds amazing. And I love the way you've presented it! A winner all the way around.

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Big Rigs 'n Lil' Cookies 15/3/15 17:20

This sounds so good! Full of the light springy flavors I have been craving.

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lisa is cooking 15/3/15 18:50

This looks so good for spring! I love mixing mango into savory salads, and this sounds like a great mix of flavors.

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myinnerchick.com 15/3/15 23:43

Healthy & FABULOUS!!!)))) xx

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Yelena Strokin 16/3/15 00:25

Super dish, it has all my favorites!!

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Geraldine Saucier 16/3/15 04:49

Wow this salad looks beautiful and delicious. Amazing flavors.

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Sharon D 22/3/15 11:44

This is just gorgeous, Angie. Best looking salad I ever saw! ^.^

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Ellena Guan 24/3/15 07:02

Wow~! Quinoa is one of my love grains!!!!! it goes well with almost every pairing ingredients

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Roz Corieri Paige 31/3/15 02:31

What a delicious salad to add to my collection: the mango and the quinoa make this extra healthy and special, Angie!
Thank you!
Roz

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