Burrito bowl Mason jar salads for quinoa, chicken and bacon
Cooking time45 min
This Burrito bowl Mason jar salads for quinoa, chicken and bacon recipe has become a big craze among a large number of people all around the world. According to them, it is an awesome salad with great taste and this salad also offers high quantity of nutrition and super power. As the name suggests, you can use it with bacon, quinoa and chicken as well. For quinoa
Take a medium sized pot.
Quinoa, salt and water should be added to the pot.
Bring to a boil
The heat should be kept at medium level.
When it started boiling, you have to cover and cook for 20 to 25 minutes.
You have to stop when the quinoa becomes fluffy and soft.
Set aside to cool’
Then, the lime juice, lime zest and 1/4 cup of cilantro should be added.
Stir well to distribute the ingredients in an even manner.
The chicken breasts should be dried using paper towels.
Season with salt.
Pour 1 tablespoon of coconut oil in a skillet.
When the oil becomes hot, chicken breasts should be added.
The breasts must be cooked for 4 minutes on each side.
Take out the breasts onto a cutting board.
Then, you have to cut the chicken into small chunks.
For the bacon
If you plan to add bacon to your salad, you need t cook 2 slices.
The cooking process should be stopped when it turns crispy.
1 tablespoon of bacon can be reserved for the potatoes.
For the sweet potatoes
Cut the potato into small chunks
1 tablespoon of coconut oil or bacon fat should be heated in a large skillet over medium heat.
The potato cubes must be added when oil become hot.
The potato cubes should be seared on all sides for 3 to 5 minutes.
Stir well during this process.
Stop when potatoes cubes turn brown on the outside.
The heat should be reduced to medium low.
The skillet needs to be covered with a lid.
The potatoes must be cooked until they become soft.
Set aside and allow the potatoes to cool.
Assembling the salads
When you find that all ingredients have cooled down, the burrito bowl salad can be assembled.
First of all, Greek yogurt needs to be added to the bottom of each mason jar.
The next step is to top with 2 tablespoons of potato cubes.
Cilantro lime quinoa must be added on top of the potatoes.
1 or 2 tablespoons of cheese should be added over the quinoa.
Over the cheese, add a bit less than half a piece of bacon.
The remaining space in the jar can be filled with lettuce.
Chopped cilantro must be sprinkled on top before screwing the lid.
- #Learn about the ingredients needed to make this salad
- For the quinoa#
- Quinoa- 1 cup. (You can use a combination of red and white).
- Salt – 1/2 teaspoon.
- Chopped fresh cilantro – 1 4 cup.
- Water – 2cups.
- Lime juice – 2 tablespoons
- #For chicken#
- Sea salt – 2 teaspoons.
- Large chicken breasts – 2 nos.
- Ghee or coconut oil – 1 tablespoon.
- #For Bacon#
- Thickly cut bacon – 2 pieces
- #For the sweet potatoes #
- Large sweet potato – 1 no. (It should be washed and you have to cut both ends off).
- Coconut oil or residual bacon oil – 1 tablespoon.
- #Other ingredients#
- Plain Greek yogurt – 5 tablespoons.
- Chopped fresh cilantro – 1/2 cup.
- Chopped lettuce – 3 cups.
- Shredded cheese – 3/ 4 cup.