Grub & Grind: Fuel Your Day with Delicious Energy! ⚙️

Grub & Grind: Fuel Your Day with Delicious Energy! ⚙️

Welcome to “Grub & Grind: Fuel Your Day with Delicious Energy!” ⚙️ In this culinary journey, we’re going to create a dish that not only tantalizes your taste buds but also gives you the energy to conquer the day.

Today’s star dish is a hearty quinoa salad paired with grilled chicken and a zesty lemon dressing. Here’s what you’ll need:

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of quinoa
  • 2 cups of water or chicken broth
  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 1 lemon (juiced and zested)
  • 3 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 clove of garlic (minced)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cucumber (diced)
  • 1 bell pepper (diced)
  • 1/2 red onion (thinly sliced)
  • Feta cheese for garnish
  • Fresh parsley (chopped)

Instructions:

1. Cooking Quinoa: Rinse the quinoa under cold water until the water runs clear. In a saucepan, combine the quinoa and water or chicken broth. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for about 15 minutes or until quinoa is tender. Fluff with a fork and set aside to cool.

2. Grilling Chicken: Season the chicken breasts with salt, pepper, and a drizzle of olive oil. Grill over medium-high heat for about 6-7 minutes per side or until fully cooked. Let it rest for a few minutes before slicing into strips.

3. Preparing Lemon Dressing: In a small bowl, whisk together the lemon juice, lemon zest, minced garlic, olive oil, salt, and pepper. Set aside.

4. Assembling the Salad: In a large mixing bowl, combine the cooked quinoa, grilled chicken strips, diced cucumber, bell pepper, and thinly sliced red onion. Pour the lemon dressing over the salad and toss gently to combine.

5. Serving: Transfer the salad to serving plates or bowls. Garnish with crumbled feta cheese and chopped fresh parsley. Serve immediately and enjoy your nutritious and delicious meal!

There you have it, a wholesome dish that will fuel your day with delicious energy. Whether you’re tackling a busy workday or gearing up for a workout, this quinoa salad with grilled chicken is sure to satisfy your cravings and keep you energized. Happy cooking!

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