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Cheats Persian Chicken & Quinoa Salad

Life can be made even easier for the cook if you buy a cooked, free-range chicken for this dish, otherwise just poach 2-3 chicken breasts.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Author: Amanda McInerney of


  • 1 Pkt "Thistle Be Good" Persian Date and Pistachio Quinoa
  • 350 gms cooked chicken meat
  • 4 spring onions chopped
  • 2 stalks of celery sliced
  • 1 cucumber chopped
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes halved (or cherry tomato confit, if you have it)
  • 150 gms fetta cubed
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 bunch of fresh coriander chopped
  • 1 bunch fresh mint chopped
  • 1 bunch flat leaf parsley chopped
  • Extra virgin olive oil


  • Prepare quinoa as per the instructions on the packet. Fork lightly through to make it fluffy.
  • Combine the quinoa with the rest of the ingredients, drizzle with the olive oil and toss it all lightly together before serving.