Southwest Quinoa Salad

by Sherri on July 1, 2014 · 12 comments · Clean Eating, Side Dishes


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Southwest Quinoa Salad

I owe this recipe to my friend Katie.  She made it when I was at her house once for a cook-out and I loved it.   She was up for my son’s graduation  last year and I asked if she could make it for our graduation party.  I just knew it would be a hit.  And it’s so pretty too with all the colors!

Plus I got to write down what she did so I could make it many, many more times.  It is the perfect summer side dish.  I even add chicken to it sometimes.  Um Um Good!

If you are looking for a easy dish for a 4th of July picnic.  This will be perfect!

INGREDIENTS

1 cup quinoa, measured dry and then cooked

1 15oz can black beans, rinsed & drained or 2 cups of dried cooked black beans

1/2 bunch of cilantro, chopped

3-5 green onions sliced (also good with red onion)

1 pint of cherry tomatoes, halved

1 cup frozen corn, thawed

2 avocados, diced

2-3 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil

Juice of two limes or 4 TBSP of Bottled Lime juice

1 tsp cumin

1 tsp garlic powder

pepper to taste

DIRECTIONS

Mix all ingredients together.

Refrigerate for at least 2 hours but it is even better after several hours to overnight.

ENJOY!!

I am sharing this recipe at some of these great Weekly Linky Parties.

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Jamie July 7, 2014 at 2:18 pm

I’m always looking for new ways to do quinoa! Thank you so much for linking up to Monday Funday!

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Lori Hart July 8, 2014 at 10:49 pm

I could make this my main meal for lunch. Perfect when I’m stuck at my desk. I found you over at theTwo Cup Tuesdays link party.  I host Tickle My Tastebuds Tuesday and would love it if you linked up this recipe. 

Here is the link http://bit.ly/1jlh94r.  Have a wonderful day!!

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Natalie July 9, 2014 at 11:09 am

I am always looking for quinoa recipes!! This looks so colorful and delicious…I can’t wait to try it.

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Swathi July 10, 2014 at 9:45 pm

Delicious quinoa salad, Very healthy, Thanks for sharing with Hearth and Soul blog hop. pinning it.

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Wendy @ www.mamasblogcentral.com July 10, 2014 at 11:32 pm

Mmmmmm this quinoa salad looks amazing. So healthy :)
I would love for you to share this at my T.G.I.F. Linky Party @ MamasBlogCentral.com
Have a great weekend!! :)

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Stephanie July 12, 2014 at 2:27 am

Looks so delicious! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! Your recipe has been pinned to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! Please join us again this week!

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Karly July 12, 2014 at 7:38 pm

This is my kind of salad! Thanks for linking up with What’s Cookin’ Wednesday!

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Diane Balch July 13, 2014 at 3:50 pm

I love this recipe… simple and full of flavor. Thanks for bringing it to foodie friday. Pinned.

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Miz Helen July 15, 2014 at 3:43 pm

Thank you so much for sharing your awesome post with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great week and come back soon!
Miz Helen

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