Southwest Quinoa Salad Recipe

This post may contain affiliate links. Privacy policy.

Share on facebook
Facebook
Share on twitter
Twitter
Share on email
Email
Share on pinterest
Pinterest

If you’re looking for a delicious side dish or light meal idea, this Southwest Quinoa Salad is a good choice!

Do you love quinoa? It’s a great alternative to rice and something we love eating around here. I love making larger batches of quinoa, to keep leftovers on hand for easy recipes like this Southwest Quinoa Salad. It’s a great vegetarian/vegan option for a lighter lunch idea. Or pair it with some grilled chicken for a heartier and delicious meal!

Aren’t all the colors pretty? I love the fresh ingredients in this dish. It really is just a bit of a twist on a “burrito bowl”. YUM! Here’s the easy recipe:

 

Print Recipe Pin Recipe
No ratings yet

Southwest Quinoa Salad Recipe

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Author: Sara @ Mom Endeavors

Ingredients

  • 1/2 C. quinoa rinsed
  • 1 C. water
  • 1/4 - 1/2 C black beans rinsed
  • 1/4 C - 1/2 C frozen corn thawed
  • 1/4 - 1/2 C. tomato diced
  • 1/8 C. green onion diced
  • *optional - chopped cilantro to taste
  • 1 lime cut in half
  • salt & pepper to taste

Instructions

  • 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.
  • Once the quinoa has cooled, add all vegetable ingredients plus lime juice and salt & pepper (to taste). Toss to combine.
  • Serve and enjoy!

Notes

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!
Making this recipe? Share your creation!Post on Instagram - Mention @MomEndeavors or tag #momendeavors!

SOOOO easy and tasty! You could even add additional veggies or spices – jalapeño or green chiles would work great if you’d like a little more spice. You could also add in a little sprinkle of cheese!

Like it? Pin it! 

For more delicious quinoa recipes, be sure to check these out:

Butternut Apple Cranberry Quinoa Salad

Cheesy Broccoli Quinoa Casserole

Explore More

welcome!

I’m Sara, a mom to three adorable boys living in the Arizona desert. As a former teacher, I love sharing my passions with others. So, have a look around for creative inspiration about cooking, creating, celebrating, traveling with kids, and more everyday mom endeavors!

DON'T MISS A THING!

Get freebies, new recipes, and fun ideas sent right to your inbox!

Looking for Something?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating