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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
Author Sherri Hagymas

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

  • Mix all ingredients together.
  • Refrigerate for at least 2 hours but it is even better after several hours to overnight.

Nutrition

Calories: 275kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 231mg | Potassium: 749mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 415IU | Vitamin C: 22.4mg | Calcium: 48mg | Iron: 3.1mg