Quinoa Salad

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 428.6
  • Total Fat: 17.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 399.0 mg
  • Total Carbs: 58.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 11.8 g
  • Protein: 13.7 g

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Good both warm and cold. Healthy, just spicy enough, filling and really good. Good both warm and cold. Healthy, just spicy enough, filling and really good.
Number of Servings: 6


    1 cup quinoa
    2 cups water
    1 pint grape tomatoes, halved
    1 yellow bell pepper, seeded and 1/2-inch diced
    1 medium cucumber, seeded and 1/2 inch diced
    2 tablespoons chopped parsley or cilantro
    1 (15-ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
    1 small jalapeno pepper, minced (seeded)
    2 tablespoons chopped scallions, white & light green parts
    1/2 teaspoon freshly grated lime zest
    1/4 cup freshly squeezed lime juice (2 limes)
    1/4 cup good olive oil
    1 teaspoon salt
    1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
    1/4 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
    1 ripe Hass avocado, seeded, peeled and 1/2 inch diced (optional)


In a medium size saucepan, add quinoa and water, bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer, cover and cook for about 10-15 minutes.

While quinoa is cooking, cut the tomatoes, yellow pepper, cucumber, jalapeno pepper, scallion, parsley, and lime zest and place in a large bowl. Add black beans.

In a small bowl, whisk together the lime juice, olive oil, salt, black pepper, and cayenne pepper and set aside.

Now, add the cooled quinoa to the vegetables and mix. Pour the lime juice and oil mixture over everything and toss well. Just before serving, add avocado.

Makes approximately 6 1.25 cup servings.

Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user PEEEJN.

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