5 from 1 vote
Southwest Quinoa Salad
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins

Southwest Quinoa Salad is an easy quinoa salad recipe made with black beans, avocado, cherry tomatoes, cilantro and a simple olive oil based dressing.  

Course: Main Course, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Unit: cup, ounce can, teaspoon
Servings: 6
Calories: 341 kcal
Author: Lauren Allen
  • 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
  1. Cook quinoa and vegetable broth according to package directions. Once cooked, let cool for 10-15 minutes.

  2. Transfer quinoa to a large bowl and fluff with a fork. Add to the bowl black beans, tomatoes, green onions, cilantro and avocado.

  3. In another bowl whisk together the dressing ingredients: olive oil, lime juice, cumin, and red pepper flakes.

  4. Pour dressing over salad and stir gently to combine. Serve or refrigerate for later.

Nutrition Facts
Southwest Quinoa Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 341 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16g 25%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Sodium 15mg 1%
Potassium 682mg 19%
Total Carbohydrates 40g 13%
Dietary Fiber 10g 40%
Sugars 1g
Protein 11g 22%
Vitamin A 7.5%
Vitamin C 16.9%
Calcium 5.3%
Iron 19.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.