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Southwest Quinoa Salad
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Southwest Quinoa Salad

Light and refreshing Quinoa Salad with Zesty Lime Cilantro dressing
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time20 mins
Keyword: Southwest Quinoa Salad
Servings: 2
Author: Eateries Delightful


  • cup uncooked quinoa
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup corn
  • 1/3 cup onion
  • 1/3 cup pepper
  • 1/2 cup black beans
  • 1 roma tomato
  • Handful of cilantro
  • 1 avocado chopped


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp key lime juice
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp garlic
  • 1/2 tsp chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 3/4 cup cilantro
  • 1 Jalapeno


  • * 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.