Make-Ahead Quinoa Cobb Salad with Dijon Vinaigrette
This Make-Ahead Quinoa Cobb Salad is one of my family’s favorite ways to stretch a (prep day) whole chicken throughout the week. Not only is the chicken prepped in advance, but nearly every other ingredient for this salad may also be prepped ahead of time: quinoa, bacon, sliced vegetables, and the homemade dressing. Every single ingredient may be enjoyed beyond just this salad.
To make this a make-ahead salad, prep all the ingredients in advance: cook the quinoa, bacon, and chicken, and slice the vegetables. The cooked meat will keep in the fridge for about 3 days. Read more about the make-ahead method in the post above. The links in the recipe will provide you with homemade recipes and instructions for each cooked ingredient.
Assemble all the salad ingredients in a large bowl.
In a small bowl, whisk the vinaigrette ingredients until creamy. Pour the vinaigrette over the salad, and toss to combine the salad ingredients and dressing. Serve.