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Smoked Chicken & Quinoa Salad with Caramelised Walnuts

by scottdogs 27 Feb 2017
This sweet, rich salad is our favourite kind – one that doesn't feel like a salad at all. Really, it's just a greatest hits of some of our favourite ingredients: superfood quinoa, sweet apple and delicious caramelised walnuts. Is your mouth watering yet? The incredible flavour of smoked chicken is this dish's crowning glory.

HF chicken and quinoa salad

Hello Fresh Smoked Chicken Salad items
Serves: 2


1 packet: quinoa, rinsed well
1 cube: chicken stock, crumbled
2 cups: boiling water
1 packet: snow peas, trimmed
1 ¬Ω tbs: olive oil
1/2: red onion, finely sliced
2 tsp: butter
2 tsp: honey
1 packet: walnuts
1 portion: smoked chicken, thinly sliced
1: apple, quartered & thinly sliced
1/2 bunch: mint, finely sliced
2 tsp: apple cider vinegar

You will need

chef's knife, chopping board, sieve, medium saucepan, large bowl, medium frying pan, wooden spoon, small bowl, plate, baking paper and tongs.


1. Place the rinsed quinoa in a medium saucepan with the chicken stock cube and the boiling water. Bring to the boil and then reduce to a simmer for 12-15 minutes, or until the quinoa is tender. Add the snow peas in the last 2 minutes. Drain well. Set aside in the sieve to cool slightly. Transfer the quinoa and snow peas to a large bowl.

2. Meanwhile, heat half of the olive oil in a medium frying pan. Add the red onion and cook, stirring, for 3 minutes, or until soft. Transfer to a small bowl.

3. Return the same pan to a medium-high heat and melt the butter. Add the honey and cook for 30 seconds, or until bubbling. Add the walnuts, toss to coat well and cook for a further 30 seconds, or until golden. Season with salt. Remove from pan and transfer to a plate lined with baking paper. Cool.

4. Add the smoked chicken, cooked onion, apple, mint and caramelised walnuts to the quinoa and snow pea mixture. Drizzle with the olive oil and apple cider vinegar and toss to coat well.

5. To serve, divide salad between plates and season to taste with salt and pepper.


Nutrition per serve

Energy: 3020 Kj
Protein: 35.6 g
Fat: total 39.1 g, saturated 8.4 g
Carbohydrate: 57.5 g, sugars 20.7 g
Sodium: 116 mg


Once again a great big thank you to Hello Fresh for the tasty recipe. Check out their fantastic range of healthy food boxes as well as more recipes on the Hello Fresh website.

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