This Superfood Chicken Quinoa Salad with Turmeric Tahini Sauce is super tasty and packed full of goodness!
Oh my, this Superfood Chicken Quinoa Salad with Turmeric Tahini Sauce (I know, I know, it's a mouthful but let's face it, you don't have to say it out loud, just get it in your belly!). This is good stuff. I'm sorry things have been quiet around here lately - what with moving house and Christmas and all the other life stuff that gets in the way - but I hope this salad more than makes up for my absence! Nah, I don't need to hope - it's awesome.
This is proper oh-my-goodness-it's-the-dead-of-winter-all-I'm-eating-is-carbs-give-me-some-food-that-isn't-beige-now kind of food. You know you know what I mean! And if you don't, well, hat's off to you. This is one heck of a bowlful which can be served mostly warm (hurray!) and leaves you feeling so good! It's packed full of protein (quinoa! chicken! edamame!) so really fills you up and the chicken is delish but you could easily veganize this and make it with tofu or similar instead (and sub coconut yoghurt for the Greek yoghurt). Or not at all, it's great without too! It's packed full of quinoa, chopped raw broccoli (trust me, it's great, though you can steam it if you prefer), edamame, pomegranate and avocado. All the good stuff!
It's all about the sauce really, which is like a ray of sunshine on these dreary January days. Is it just me, or is January extra dreary and grey this year? Although saying that, yesterday and today it was clear blue skies and gorgeous sunshine...but in general it's been seriously dismal. Which is where this sauce comes in! You just can't eat bright yellow sauce without it putting a smile on your face, it's not possible! Ugh, it's amazing! I'm kind of obsessed with turmeric right now (so predictable, I know) and it is largely down to the fact that it's just so incredibly cheering. It's pretty amazing in golden milk, too, I just love that earthy spiciness. Yum. Oh and yeah it's supposed to be really good for us too, which is lower on my list of reasons for consuming it, but sure doesn't hurt! Colour > taste > health benefits. Yup.
The sauce is made of lots of delicious things like turmeric (of course), roasted garlic, tahini, lemon juice and yoghurt, plus a couple of other things to balance it out and make it taste really great. I reckon you could use it on all kinds of different foods too, not just this salad. Chicken, fish and veggies all sound like good candidates. Go experiment!
I hope you love this Superfood Chicken Quinoa Salad as much as I do! It's so good. It's best eaten on the day it's made but it will last for a couple of days in the fridge - great for work lunches!