Southwest Quinoa Salad Recipe
Recipe type: Side Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
  • ½ C. quinoa, rinsed
  • 1 C. water
  • ¼ - ½ C black beans, rinsed
  • ¼ C - ½ C frozen corn, thawed
  • ¼ - ½ C. tomato, diced
  • ⅛ C. green onion, diced
  • *optional - chopped cilantro to taste
  • 1 lime, cut in half
  • salt & pepper to taste
  1. Cook quinoa according to package directions (Bring a small saucepan of with 1 cup of water to boil. Add in the rinsed quinoa, turn the heat to low and cover. Let simmer for 15-20 minutes). Let the quinoa cool.
  2. Once the quinoa has cooled, add all vegetable ingredients plus lime juice and salt & pepper (to taste). Toss to combine.
  3. Serve and enjoy!
Instead of cooking a new batch of quinoa, this recipe is PERFECT for using up leftovers! Just use about a cup of already cooked quinoa!
Recipe by Mom Endeavors at