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Southwestern Quinoa Salad with Cilantro-Lime Vinaigrette

Southwestern Quinoa Salad with Cilantro-Lime Vinaigrette

Full of vibrant colors and flavors, this healthy dish is hearty enough to serve as a vegetarian entree.

Prepare this salad ahead of time and serve chilled or room temperature.

Serves: 8 Save

Ingredients (11)

  • 1 cup Quinoa
  • 2 cup Canned Black Beans
  • 3 Ears of Corn
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper
  • 1 Jalapeño Pepper
  • 6 T Fresh Lime Juice
  • 2 tsp Ground Cumin
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • ½ tsp Chili Powder
  • ½ cup Olive Oil
  • ⅓ cup Chopped Cilantro
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Directions

  1. Cook quinoa according to package instructions. Place in a large serving bowl and let cool.
  2. Add beans, corn, bell pepper and jalapeno and toss well.
  3. Combine lime juice, cumin, salt and chili powder in a small bowl; whisk to combine.  Add oil in a stream, whisking, and then whisk in half the cilantro.  Pour dressing over the salad; toss well. Sprinkle remaining cilantro on top before serving.