Southwest Quinoa Salad
Southwest Quinoa Salad is an easy quinoa salad recipe made with black beans, avocado, cherry tomatoes, cilantro and a simple olive oil based dressing.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
- 1 cup quinoa
- 2 cups vegetable broth , chicken broth, or water
- 15 ounce can black beans , drained and rinsed
- 1 1/2 cups cherry tomatoes , halved
- 5 green onions , chopped
- 1/4 cup fresh cilantro , chopped
- 1-2 avocados , chopped
- salt and freshly ground black pepper , to taste
For the dressing:
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- juice of 2 fresh limes
- 3/4 teaspoon cumin
- pinch of red pepper flakes
Cook quinoa and vegetable broth according to package directions. Once cooked, let cool for 10-15 minutes.
Transfer quinoa to a large bowl and fluff with a fork. Add to the bowl black beans, tomatoes, green onions, cilantro and avocado.
In another bowl whisk together the dressing ingredients: olive oil, lime juice, cumin, and red pepper flakes.
Pour dressing over salad and stir gently to combine. Serve or refrigerate for later.
Calories: 341kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 15mg | Potassium: 682mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 375IU | Vitamin C: 13.9mg | Calcium: 53mg | Iron: 3.6mg