Mexican Quinoa Salad with Cilantro Lime Dressing

AuthorpadminCategory, DifficultyBeginner

This light and refreshing quinoa salad recipe is vegan and gluten-free and the perfect vegetarian meal to add to your meal plan.

Yields1 Serving

For the Salad
 1 cup quinoa
 2 cups vegetable broth
 ½ diced red onion
 1 can corn, rinsed
 1 can black beans, rinsed
 2 peppers, diced
 1 jalapeno, deseeded and diced
  packed cup cilantro, chopped
For the Dressing
 ½ cup olive oil
 ¼ cup lime juice
 1 clove garlic, chopped
 1 tsp salt
 1 tsp pepper
 1 tsp cumin
 ¼ cup chopped cilantro

1

Bring to a boil a large pot with quinoa and veggie broth in it.

2

Boil it for 15 minutes or until the quinoa is soft.

3

Use a large mixing bowl to prepare and mix all vegetables and cilantro.

4

Add in quinoa and mix it with a fork to combine.

5

To prepare the dressing, mix all ingredients together in another smaller mixing bowl.

6

Pour the dressing on top of the quinoa mixture and stir with the fork.

Photo credit and source: Erin Morrissey

Ingredients

For the Salad
 1 cup quinoa
 2 cups vegetable broth
 ½ diced red onion
 1 can corn, rinsed
 1 can black beans, rinsed
 2 peppers, diced
 1 jalapeno, deseeded and diced
  packed cup cilantro, chopped
For the Dressing
 ½ cup olive oil
 ¼ cup lime juice
 1 clove garlic, chopped
 1 tsp salt
 1 tsp pepper
 1 tsp cumin
 ¼ cup chopped cilantro

Directions

1

Bring to a boil a large pot with quinoa and veggie broth in it.

2

Boil it for 15 minutes or until the quinoa is soft.

3

Use a large mixing bowl to prepare and mix all vegetables and cilantro.

4

Add in quinoa and mix it with a fork to combine.

5

To prepare the dressing, mix all ingredients together in another smaller mixing bowl.

6

Pour the dressing on top of the quinoa mixture and stir with the fork.

Mexican Quinoa Salad with Cilantro Lime Dressing