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Southwest Quinoa Salad

This Southwest Quinoa Salad is loaded with fresh veggies and packed with southwest flavor. The perfect side dish for any meal!
Author Cathy Trochelman

Ingredients

  • 1 c. uncooked quinoa 3 cups cooked
  • 1 c. chopped tomatoes
  • 1 c. chopped bell peppers
  • 1 c. charred corn
  • 1/2 c. black beans drained
  • 1/2 c. chopped red onion
  • 1 avocado chopped
  • Fresh cilantro for garnish
  • For dressing:
  • 1/2 c. olive oil
  • 3 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 3 Tbsp. lime juice
  • 3 Tbsp. cilantro minced
  • 1/2 Tbsp. cumin
  • 1/2 Tbsp. coriander
  • 1/2 Tbsp. chili powder
  • 1/2 Tbsp. salt
  • 3/4 tsp. cayenne pepper

Instructions

  1. Prepare quinoa according to package instructions. Set aside to cool.
  2. While quinoa is cooling, prepare veggies.
  3. Combine quinoa and veggies in a large mixing bowl.
  4. Prepare dressing by combining ingredients and shaking until well mixed.
  5. Pour dressing over quinoa and veggies and stir to combine.
  6. Spoon into serving bowl and garnish with fresh cilantro.