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Southwestern Quinoa Salad

Southwestern Quinoa Salad

Full of vibrant colors and flavors, this healthy dish is hearty enough to serve as a vegetarian entree. Prepare this salad ahead of time and serve chilled or room temperature.

YIELD 8 servings

Ingredients

1 cup uncooked quinoa
2 cups canned black beans, rinsed and drained
2 cups fresh corn kernels (from 3 ears)
1 large red bell pepper, finely chopped
1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced
6 tablespoons fresh lime juice
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 cup olive oil
1/3 cup finely chopped cilantro, divided

Instructions

1. Cook quinoa according to package instructions. Place in a large serving bowl and let cool.

2. Add beans, corn, bell pepper and jalapeno and toss well.

3. Combine lime juice, cumin, salt and chili powder in a small bowl; whisk to combine. Add oil in a stream, whisking, and then whisk in half the cilantro. Pour dressing over the salad; toss well. Sprinkle remaining cilantro on top before serving.

Per serving: 170 Calories, 2g Fat, 0 mg Cholesterol, 500mg Sodium, 31g Carbohydrate, 5g Fiber, 7g Protein

Recipe by Julie Hession with photography by Mark Boughton and styling by Teresa Blackburn. This recipe originally appeared as Southwestern Quinoa Salad with Cilantro-Lime Vinaigrette on relish.com.

 


For more summer salad recipes on relish.com, check out the following:

Avocado, Artichoke and Spinach Salad

Green Salad with Grilled Apples

Grilled Caesar Salad

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11:01PM PDT on May 25, 2014

Gosh who could enjoy that

1:33AM PDT on May 22, 2014

noted

1:20AM PDT on May 22, 2014

Good salad but too much salt, too much oil. I prefere without oils or sauces. If you let it be in the fridge you get the natural juice from the ingredients.

9:14AM PDT on May 16, 2014

TYFS

7:38AM PDT on May 16, 2014

Thank you for sharing!

11:50PM PDT on May 15, 2014

Thanks for posting!

8:51AM PDT on May 15, 2014

Sounds very healthy! Thanks

7:19PM PDT on May 14, 2014

Thanks

4:35PM PDT on May 14, 2014

Sounds good to me ... quinoa, unfortunately, is becoming so popular that the people who raise it cannot afford it....

4:14PM PDT on May 14, 2014

delicious! Thanks for posting

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