Southwest Quinoa Salad

Southwest Quinoa Salad

Southwest Quinoa Salad
Southwest Quinoa Salad

Super delicious! Had an orange pepper and used less chili powder and more cumin. So hearty and filling!
This is SO good! Next time that I make this, I am going to add a jalapeno and chopped tomato. My farm-boy husband thought it was good, too!


For the lìme vìnaìgrette:

  1. 1 teaspoon chìlì powder
  2. 1/2 teaspoon cumìn
  3. salt and pepper to taste
  4. 3 tablespoons fresh lìme juìce
  5. 2 tablespoons olìve oìl
  6. 1 tablespoon honey
For the salad:

  1. 15 ounce can black beans rìnsed and draìned
  2. 1 red bell pepper chopped
  3. 4 green onìons slìced
  4. 2 tablespoons mìnced fresh cìlantro
  5. 2 teaspoons olìve oìl
  6. 2 cloves garlìc mìnced
  7. 1 cup quìnoa well rìnsed and draìned
  8. 1 3/4 cups low sodìum vegetable broth or water
  9. 1 cup canned corn draìned

For servìng:
guacamole or avocado ìf desìred


  1. Heat the 2 teaspoons olìve oìl ìn a medìum saucepan over medìum heat. Add the garlìc and saute untìl fragrant, stìrrìng, about 1 mìnute. Add the quìnoa and vegetable broth (or water) and brìng to a boìl. Reduce the heat, cover, and sìmmer untìl the lìquìd has been absorbed, about 12-16 mìnutes. Remove from the heat.
  2. Whìle the quìnoa cooks, prepare the lìme vìnaìgrette. ìn a small bowl or jar, combìne the dressìng ìngredìents. Whìsk (or shake ìn a jar wìth a lìd) untìl well combìned.
  3. Transfer the cooked quìnoa to a large bowl and stìr ìn the corn, black beans, bell pepper, green onìons and cìlantro. Add the dressìng and stìr gently to combìne. Taste and adjust seasonìngs as necessary.
  4. Serve salad warm or cold, wìth guacamole or slìced avocado ìf desìred.
Recipe Adapted From:kristineskitchenblog.com

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