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Southwest Quinoa Salad

This simple Spinach Mushroom Quinoa is a delicious clean eating side dish or even great as a meal in itself when you add chicken as well!

Course Side Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 275 kcal
Author Sherri

Ingredients

  • 1 cup quinoa measured dry and then cooked
  • 1 15 oz 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

Instructions

  1. Mix all ingredients together.
  2. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours but it is even better after several hours to overnight.
Nutrition Facts
Southwest Quinoa Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 275 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g 18%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Sodium 231mg 10%
Potassium 749mg 21%
Total Carbohydrates 35g 12%
Dietary Fiber 9g 36%
Sugars 1g
Protein 8g 16%
Vitamin A 8.3%
Vitamin C 27.1%
Calcium 4.8%
Iron 17.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.