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Southwestern Quinoa Salad

  • February 27, 2012
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Southwestern Quinoa Salad

After getting off to a shaky start several years ago, my relationship with quinoa has blossomed into something beautiful. I find that its mild, nutty flavor goes well with pretty much everything and I love dressing it up in various costumes.

This simple salad has a decidedly southwestern feel to it – black beans, sweet corn, crunchy red peppers and a generous dose of fresh cilantro, lime juice and cumin. Mmmmmm….

Corn, onion, and pepper by Eve Fox, Garden of Eating blog, copyright 2011

It’s easy, tasty, filling and remarkably good for you — what’s not to love, eh? Although I did not have any on hand when I made my salad, I’ve included tomatoes and feta cheese in the recipe below as they’d both be very welcome additions.

I’d write more but our son keeps waking up at an ungodly hour in the morning so I am feeling a bit less lyrical than usual and also need to keep things short so I can go research toddler alarm clocks – a brilliant invention designed to keep your child in bed longer by telling them when it’s okay to get up and when they need to sit tight because it’s only, say, 4:45 AM…

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Eve Fox

Eve is the creator of The Garden of Eating, a blog about food--cooking it, eating it, and growing it. She has a legendary love of aprons and can often be found salivating over the fruits and veggies at one of the many farmersí markets near her home in Woodstock, NY. Want even more recipes, photos, giveaways, and food-related inspiration? "Like" the Garden of Eating on Facebook, or follow Eve on Twitter or Pinterest.


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8:58PM PST on Dec 2, 2013

Looks marvellous and tasty. I love red quinoa, it is very filling and a wonderful food.

7:03PM PST on Dec 2, 2013

It looks really good for someone who never has tried Quinoa yet.
I'm buying some but had no clue what to do with it because i don't cook.

Southwestern Quinoa Salad sounds wonderful/looks great. I love southwestern .Not mexican. To me there is a difference. I would love to be able to mske this.I really would like to but of course I doubt it eill happen. Too many ingredients i don't have and too much preperation for me.
I will be keping the recipe and photo because I really want to try it and this is the best so far.

2:55AM PST on Nov 11, 2013

that looks delicious!!

10:33AM PDT on Sep 19, 2013

Good recipes,Thanks for sharing

6:59AM PDT on Aug 24, 2012

this is an awesome recipe...made before and just love it.

12:13PM PDT on Mar 20, 2012

sounds good.

7:38AM PDT on Mar 18, 2012

This is so colourful and looks delicious!

6:38PM PST on Mar 10, 2012

Sounds & looks absolutely delicious

6:38PM PST on Mar 10, 2012

Sounds & looks absolutely delicious

6:38PM PST on Mar 10, 2012

Sounds & looks absolutely delicious

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