Mexican Quinoa Salad
Mexican Quinoa Salad

Mexican Quinoa Salad

Fresh vegetables and a tangy lime cilantro dressing complement the savory quinoa in this cold salad.

The Story Behind the Recipe
6
servings
15 min
PREP TIME
1 hr 10 min
TOTAL TIME

Ingredients

Quinoa

1 tablespoon Land O Lakes® Butter

3/4 cup uncooked quinoa

1 1/2 cups vegetable broth

Dressing

to 1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves

1/4 cup vegetable oil

1/4 cup lime juice

1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh garlic

1/2 teaspoon chili powder

1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

Salt, if desired

Pepper, if desired

Vegetables

1 cup frozen whole kernel corn  

1/2 cup red onion, chopped

1 small (1/2 cup) red bell pepper, chopped

1 (15-ounce) can black beans, drained, rinsed

1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh garlic

 

Cilantro leaves, if desired

 

 *Substitute fresh cooked corn kernels or canned corn.

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Melt butter over medium-high heat until sizzling. Add quinoa; stir to coat. Continue cooking 3-5 minutes or until quinoa is lightly browned. Add vegetable broth; continue cooking until mixture comes to a boil. Cover; reduce heat to low. Cook 20 minutes. Fluff with fork; set aside.

  2. STEP 2

    Whisk all dressing ingredients in bowl until combined.

  3. STEP 3

    Combine cooked quinoa, vegetables and dressing in large serving bowl, toss lightly. Refrigerate at least 30 minutes to blend flavors.

  4. STEP 4

    Garnish with fresh cilantro leaves, if desired.

Nutrition

250Calories
13Fat (mg)
5Cholesterol (mg)
550Sodium (mg)
31Carbohydrates (g)
6Dietary Fiber
7Protein (g)

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  August 06, 2016

My favorite quinoa dish. One of my go-to recipes for pot lucks. It has always been a big hit. I do omit the bell pepper since I don't prefer them.

— says Jessica
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  January 16, 2015

Very good & satisfying. I put it on a bed of greens to make it more "salad-y" and added diced avocado because everything is better with avocado. Will def make again.

— says Kathleen
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