Quick Salad Recipes #1: Chicken, Avocado & Quinoa Posted on October 17, 2014

Quick salad recipes that are not only nutritious, but also delicious can be hard to come by. That is why this week, when I posted a photo of a chicken, avocado and quinoa salad that I quite literally threw together in less than 10 minutes, social media lit up. As a result of all the buzz, I had lots of people asking for this recipe so they could make it at home. To ensure this recipe is easy and accessible to everyone, I decided it was easiest to share it on the blog.

Because I quite literally through this together in less than 10 minutes, I didn’t strictly measure anything 🙂 So you’ll have to use a little intuition when pulling this together. This recipe of course, serves one 🙂

As a side note: to help keep me on track throughout the week, I will often cook up a batch of quinoa on the weekend and store it in an airtight container in the fridge. When I am throwing together a salad like this one, it’s easy enough to add a few tablespoons of quinoa to the dish and be on my way in under 10 minutes.

To find out more about the ingredients: Olive Oil: Which is the best variety for your Salad? and Salt: Why I opted to swap it not stop it.

Quick Salad Recipes: Chicken, Avocado & Quinoa Salad 

Serves: 1


  • 1/4 brown onion, diced
  • 1/3 chicken breast, diced
  • 1 handful of baby spinach
  • 1 handful of cherry tomatoes, cut in half
  • 1/2 a small avocado
  • 2 tablespoons of cooked quinoa
  • Drizzle of extra virgin olive oil
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • Himalayan Rock Salt


  1. In a saucepan, over medium heat, lightly pan fry the onion and chicken until golden brown. Remove from heat.
  2. In a separate bowl. add baby spinach, cherry tomatoes, avocado and cooked quinoa. Add the chicken and onion and toss the ingredients to combine.
  3. Squeeze the lemon juice over the salad, drizzle the olive oil and add a pinch of salt before tossing the salad once more. Serve immediately.

Written by Alyse Co-cliff

Alyse Co-cliff

Holistic health coach, author, speaker and passionate whole-foodie committed to helping others nourish their body from the inside out.
"It's all about simple and effective, no BS nutritional advice and real time solutions for the busy individual. Good health doesn't have to be hard work" Alyse x

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