Light and refreshing Quinoa Salad with Zesty Lime Cilantro dressing
Keyword: Southwest Quinoa Salad
Author: Eateries Delightful
Handful of cilantro
2tbspkey lime juice
Salt to taste
* Cook Quinoa per packet instruction. I cook using instant pot. Add 1.25 cups of water to washed and rinsed quinoa, and pressure cook for 1 minute in IP. Let the pressure release naturally.
While the quinoa cooks, prepare the cilantro lime dressing. Blend cilantro, lime juice, jalapeño (deseed if necessary)and spices to a smooth paste.
Transfer the cooked quinoa to a large bowl and stir in the corn, black beans, bell pepper, red onions, tomatoes, and cilantro. Add the dressing and stir gently to combine. Taste and adjust seasonings as necessary.
Add sliced or chopped avocado or guacamole just before serving.
This salad is intended to be served cold, can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.