Southwest Quinoa Salad

Loaded with flavor, this Southwest Quinoa Salad is a fabulous side dish or meal as itself. Add grilled or baked chicken for added protein.

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I owe this Southwest Quinoa Salad recipe to my friend Katie.  She made it when I was at her house once for a cook-out and I loved it.   She was here visiting for my son’s graduation  last year and I asked if she would make it for our graduation party.  I just knew it would be a hit.  And it’s so pretty too with all the colors!

I got to write down what she did so I could make it many, many more times.  It is the perfect summer side dish.  I even add chicken to it sometimes.  Um Um Good!

If you are looking for a easy delicious dish for a any family gathering or cookout, this will be perfect! Be ready to give out the recipe!

INGREDIENTS

1 cup quinoa, measured dry and then cooked

1 15oz can black beans, rinsed & drained or 2 cups of dried cooked black beans

1/2 bunch of cilantro, chopped

3-5 green onions sliced (also good with red onion)

1 pint of cherry tomatoes, halved

1 cup frozen corn, thawed

2 avocados, diced

2-3 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil

Juice of two limes or 4 TBSP of Bottled Lime juice

1 tsp cumin

1 tsp garlic powder

pepper to taste

DIRECTIONS

Mix all ingredients together.

Refrigerate for at least 2 hours but it is even better after several hours to overnight.

ENJOY!!

Southwest Quinoa Salad
 
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Ingredients
  • 1 cup quinoa, measured dry and then cooked
  • 1 15oz can black beans, rinsed & drained or 2 cups of dried cooked black beans
  • ½ bunch of cilantro, chopped
  • 3-5 green onions sliced (also good with red onion)
  • 1 pint of cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 cup frozen corn, thawed
  • 2 avocados, diced
  • 2-3 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
  • Juice of two limes or 4 TBSP of Bottled Lime juice
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • pepper to taste
Directions
  1. Mix all ingredients together.
  2. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours but it is even better after several hours to overnight.

 


Try these awesome salads too:

Southern Potato Salad

Balsamic Broccoli Slaw

Comments

  1. says

    I could make this my main meal for lunch. Perfect when I’m stuck at my desk. I found you over at theTwo Cup Tuesdays link party.  I host Tickle My Tastebuds Tuesday and would love it if you linked up this recipe. 

    Here is the link http://bit.ly/1jlh94r.  Have a wonderful day!!

  2. Diane Balch says

    I love this recipe… simple and full of flavor. Thanks for bringing it to foodie friday. Pinned.

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