This Peach Quinoa Salad is the perfect cold lunch meal prep as well as being super easy to make for a large gathering! Look no further for a cold lunch idea than this sweet peachy salad.
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Cold Peach Quinoa Salad

This Cold Peach Quinoa Salad is the perfect cold lunch meal prep as well as being super easy to make for a large gathering! Look no further for a cold lunch idea than this sweet peachy salad.
Course Main Course, Salad
Cuisine Healthy, Meal Prep, Potluck
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 584kcal
Author Carmy

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 chicken breasts or leftover chicken
  • 2 cups chicken broth or water
  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 3-4 peaches cubed
  • 7-8 cups mixed greens

Toppings

  • 3-4 tbsp almonds slivered or sliced
  • 1/3 cup goat cheese or more

Tangy Orange Citrus Dressing

  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 4-5 tbsp orange juice
  • 3-4 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 1 shallot minced
  • 1-2 tsp honey
  • pinch of salt

Instructions

  • Start with cooking your chicken, I chose to pan fry mine with some olive oil but you can grill or bake your chicken or just use leftover rotisserie chicken. 
  • Next, add your chicken stock in a small pot and add in your quinoa. Bring it to a boil and then put it on low heat until it’s done cooking (10-15 minutes).
  • While your quinoa and chicken is cooking, prep your peaches by slicing them and cutting them into bite sized pieces.
  • Next, in a small bowl or mason jar, mix together your ingredients for your salad dressing. Stir well and set aside in the fridge.
  • Once your chicken and quinoa is done cooking, assemble your salad by tossing together mixed greens, quinoa, peaches, and almonds. Top the dish off with some crumbled goat cheese. Portion it out in individual meal prep containers if you wish or have it all in one large container.
  • Once chilled, it is ready to be served! Divide the dressing up if you are meal prepping the salad. Add the dressing to the salad before eating so the salad doesn’t get soggy.

Nutrition

Serving: 4servings | Calories: 584kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 37g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 81mg | Sodium: 652mg | Potassium: 1208mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 1425IU | Vitamin C: 48.8mg | Calcium: 95mg | Iron: 4.1mg