Skillet Quinoa Salad


Power and protein-packed clean eating salad! 24-Day Challenge friendly! Serve warm with a freshly made poached egg, tofu, or other protein of your choice.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
27 mins
Total Time:
47 mins
2 servings


  • 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1 cup quinoa, rinsed and drained

  • 2 cups low-sodium chicken broth

  • 1 head broccoli, cut into small florets

  • ½ bunch kale, chopped

  • ½ red bell pepper, chopped

  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro, chopped

  • ¼ cup sliced black olives

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, or to taste


  1. Heat 1 teaspoon olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add quinoa; cook and stir until quinoa is lightly toasted, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat. Pour in chicken broth slowly. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer until most of the chicken broth is absorbed, about 12 minutes.

  2. Layer broccoli, kale, and red bell pepper over quinoa in the skillet. Cover and cook until quinoa is tender, about 8 minutes more. Fluff quinoa with a fork. Sprinkle cilantro and olives on top. Season with salt and black pepper and drizzle with 1 tablespoon olive oil.

Cook's Notes:

Substitute unrefined coconut oil for the extra-virgin olive oil if desired.

Substitute Bragg(R) Liquid Aminos for the salt and black pepper if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

553 Calories
18g Fat
80g Carbs
24g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 553
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 3g 14%
Cholesterol 4mg 1%
Sodium 451mg 20%
Total Carbohydrate 80g 29%
Dietary Fiber 13g 48%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 24g
Vitamin C 308mg 1,540%
Calcium 283mg 22%
Iron 8mg 43%
Potassium 1547mg 33%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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