Southwestern Quinoa Salad

This healthy, spicy Southwestern salad features my favorite superfood - quinoa.  It's as easy as it is flavorful without adding a ton of unnecessary calories. Enjoy!


[For the Dressing]

Juice of 8 limes
Zest of 2 limes
¼ cup olive oil
½ tablespoon of salt
½ tablespoon of pepper
½ teaspoon of cumin
½ teaspoon of cayenne pepper
3 garlic cloves, minced
½ teaspoon of chili powder
1 teaspoon of sugar

[For the Salad]

2 15 oz cans of black beans
1 green bell pepper, diced
2 red bell peppers, diced
½ bunch scallions, sliced thinly
1 bunch cilantro, chopped
1 red onion, diced
2 jalapenos, chopped (and seeded for less spice)
4 corn on the cob, roasted
1 ½ cups quinoa, cooked
2 avocados, chopped


  1. Mix all dressing ingredients together and let sit in fridge while preparing salad.
  2. Combine first 7 salad ingredients in a large bowl.
  3. Preheat oven to 400°F
  4. Place cleaned ears of corn directly on oven rack and roast for 25 minutes.
  5. Remove from oven and let chill.
  6. Cut corn kernels off the cob and mix in bowl with other ingredients.
  7. Cook quinoa according to package directions.
  8. Combine quinoa in bowl with salad ingredients.
  9. Toss salad with dressing.
  10. Place in fridge for 1-3 hours.
  11. Remove from fridge and mix in avocado gently.
  12. Serve at room temp and enjoy!



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