Mayan Supper Salad Recipe

Both the ancient Mayans and Aztecs would have been familiar with the ingredients of this healthful and delicious main-meal salad. It calls for alkalizing corn, which combines beautifully here with beans, scallions, and several other zesty ingredients to make a salad that is as pretty as it is tasty and easy to make.

Mayan Supper Salad makes a great bring-along to backyard barbecues, too.

INGREDIENTS
1 cup quinoa, well-rinsed
1/2 cup cooked or frozen and thawed corn kernels
2 tablespoons lemon or lime juice, divided
3 scallions, minced
1 tablespoon olive oil
Salt and freshly-ground black pepper, to taste
2 cups cooked black, pinto, or great northern beans, drained and rinsed if canned
1 large ripe tomato, peeled, seeded, and diced
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
1/4 cup unsalted sunflower seeds plus extra for garnish

1. In a medium saucepan, combine the quinoa and 2 cups of water; bring to a boil. Reduce the heat, cover, and simmer for 15 minutes, or until all the liquid is absorbed. Fluff with a fork and allow to cool to room temperature.

2. Combine quinoa, corn, 1 tablespoon of the lemon juice, scallions, and oil in a bowl. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

3. In a separate bowl, combine the beans, tomato, remaining lemon juice, cilantro, and 1/4 cup sunflower seeds.

4. To serve, spread the bean mixture on a serving platter and mound the quinoa and corn on top. Garnish with additional sunflower seeds, if desired.

Serves 6.

Adapted from The Co-Op Cookbook, by Rosemary Fifield (Chelsea Green, 2000). Copyright (c) 2000 by Rosemary Fifield. Reprinted by permission of Chelsea Green.
Adapted from The Co-Op Cookbook, by Rosemary Fifield (Chelsea Green, 2000).

12 comments

J.L. A.
JL A.4 years ago

yum

Michele Wilkinson

Thank you

Ans Weevers
Ans Weevers4 years ago

gonne try this, thanks

Jennifer C.
Past Member 4 years ago

Healthy recipe. Thanks for sharing.

Jo Asprec
Jo Asprec5 years ago

Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Jo Asprec
Jo Asprec5 years ago

Thanks for sharing the recipe.

K s Goh
KS Goh5 years ago

Thanks for the article.

Robert O.
Robert O.5 years ago

Thanks.

Pete C.
Pete C.6 years ago

that would be "dont" invite any spanish over for dinner.

i just couldnt deliver.

Pete C.
Pete C.6 years ago

sounds good but invite any spanish over for dinner.