Roast Chicken, Spinach and Pine Nut Salad

This recipe by Karen Martini was featured on her segment on Better Homes and Garden.  It’s substantial, healthy and very tasty.  Just perfect for lunch or a light dinner.  It tasted just as good the next day as we had some leftovers.

Of course I have had to adapt the original recipe as it used burghul which is derived from wheat.  I made it with quinoa which makes it even healthier than the original due to the nutrition value of the quinoa grain.

I bought a free-range Portuguese roast chicken that doesn’t have stuffing (so its gluten free).

Here’s the link to the video

I found the recipe in the Better Homes and Garden Magazine but its not listed on their website for some reason.   Here’s the list of ingredients and recipe that someone else has posted.

I cooked 1 cup of quinoa  with 1/2 tsp ras el hanout.  (if you don’t have any of this spice mix you could perhaps substitute with ground cumin).  Dry fry the spice with the quinoa in a saucepan for a minute or two until fragrant and slightly toasted.

Add 2 cups of water and bring to the boil. Boil for about 10mins until most of the water has evaporated.  Put a lid on the saucepan, and then turn off the heat to steam through for about 15mins.  Sprinkle 1 tsp salt on the quinoa and fluff it up with a fork.

You’ll need 1 cup of the cooked quinoa for the salad.

Mix through with all the ingredients and dressing and serve on a big platter. Top with the avocado, fresh chilli and pinenuts.

Serves 4


About Soul Kitchen Blog

Welcome to Soul Kitchen Blog. Sure food ultimately is fuel for the body but made with love is so much more and truly nourishes the soul. As cliche as it sounds, life really is too short to eat bad food and drink bad wine. I have a passion for cooking and a love of good food. I am committed to my quest of searching for fabulous recipes that just so happen to be gluten free. In recent years I discovered that I have intolerance to gluten and whilst its changed my eating habits somewhat, I refuse to allow it to limit my choices to eat well or make those that I cook for feel that they are missing out on anything. My mandate is simple... Feed the body and nourish the soul. I look forward to sharing my journey with you ....
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