Recipe: Southwestern Quinoa Salad

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My southwestern quinoa salad is an excellent plant based source of protein! This zesty salad is full of fresh southwestern flavors and bright colors. Quinoa is a wonderful gluten-free grain like seed with a hearty texture that resembles rice. This quinoa salad is an easy vegetarian meal or side dish full of healthy ingredients that will impress your family and friends.

Total Time:20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 cup dry quinoa (Look for a box that says the quinoa is pre-rinsed or simply let regular quinoa soak in water for 15 minutes, drain, and rinse before cooking)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 (15-ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup diced tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup diced red onion
  • 1/2 cup loosely packed fresh cilantro leaves, chopped
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt to taste

Directions

  1. Place water, quinoa, and salt in a large sauce pan over high heat and bring to a boil.
  2. Cover and let boil 1 minute before reducing heat to low. Let simmer on low for 15 minutes. Prep other ingredients while quinoa is cooking.
  3. Remove quinoa from heat and let sit for 5 minutes.
  4. Fluff quinoa with a fork, and add all remaining ingredients stirring to combine.
  5. Season with salt to taste before serving warm, room temperature or chilled and enjoy!

Nutrition Information Per Serving

Calories: 245

Protein: 9 gram(s)

Fat: 9 gram(s)

Carbohydrates: 34 gram(s)

Fiber: 7 gram(s)

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