Southwestern Quinoa Salad Recipe (Greatest recipe!)



This chilled Southwestern Quinoa Salad is the right (simple) recipe!  You should use it as a primary dish or as a aspect dish.  In case you are simply beginning in your Clear-Consuming journey, take a look at this submit about How to start eating clean.  

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I’ve ended up turning into fairly a fan of quinoa and now make it a number of instances per 30 days. Quinoa is a superb gluten-free possibility and packs loads of punch with all 9 important amino acids! Does it comprise plenty of protein, fiber, and iron…what’s to not love? 

I really like any sort of Mexican or Southwestern food so if you mix that with quinoa, I’m SOLD and I feel you may be too!

How do you make Chilled Southwest Quinoa Salad? 

This recipe is simple to make & it takes no time in any respect.  In a 30 minute time-frame, you’ll be prepping, making & having fun with this dish!

Earlier than I am going onto the recipe, I need to let you realize that whereas this recipe is for spring and summer time climate, I find it irresistible anytime.  

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This mild, chilled salad will go away you feeling happy however not too full. I hope you take pleasure in this wholesome recipe for Southwestern Quinoa Salad as a lot as I do.

Components to make Southwest Quinoa Salad: 

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  • 1 cup dry quinoa
  • 2 cups of water
  • 1 (15 oz.) can black beans
  • 1 (15 oz.) can reduced-sodium entire kernel corn
  • 1 massive orange bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 pint grape tomatoes sliced 
  • 1 c scallions, sliced
  • 1 c recent cilantro, chopped
  • 1/4 c further virgin olive oil
  • juice of 1 massive lime (2 T “Actual Lime”)
  • 1 t pepper
  • 2 t garlic powder
  • 1 T chili powder

Instructions for making the Quinoa Salad:

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First, simply prepare dinner the quinoa as directed on the bundle.  This normally requires rinsing the quinoa and bringing it to a boil except you make it right away pot.

As soon as the quinoa is totally cooked, fluff the quinoa with a fork and set it apart to chill.

Drain the black beans (make sure that they’re rinsed and drained nicely earlier than including them).  Drain the corn, as nicely.    I exploit a colander to do that as a result of it makes it simple to rinse totally with chilly water as soon as I’ve drained them.

Pat them dry, within the colander, with a paper towel and pour the beans and corn into a big bowl.   

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Subsequent, you’ll add the chopped orange bell pepper, sliced grape tomatoes, sliced scallions, and chopped cilantro.  

In a small bowl, whisk collectively the olive oil, lime juice, black pepper, garlic powder, and chili powder. 

Pour the dressing over the salad, and toss nicely.

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Add the cooled quinoa to the salad and toss nicely, ensuring that the salad is evenly coated with the dressing.  Season to style with further black pepper, garlic powder, or chili powder. 

Refrigerate and serve chilled.

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That’s it!   It’s scrumptious & simple to make.  

Seize a spoon & dig in! 

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