This SOUTHWEST QUINOA SALAD is loaded with fresh veggies and packed with southwest flavor. The perfect side for summer cookouts, potlucks, or weeknight dinners!
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Southwest Quinoa Salad

This Southwest Quinoa Salad is loaded with fresh veggies and packed with southwest flavor. The perfect side for summer cookouts, pot lucks, or weeknight dinners!
Servings 8
Calories 357kcal
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
  • 2 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp. lime juice
  • 2 Tbsp. cilantro minced
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 1 tsp. coriander
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. cayenne pepper

Instructions

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

Nutrition

Calories: 357kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 301mg | Potassium: 620mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1680IU | Vitamin C: 53mg | Calcium: 53mg | Iron: 3.3mg