Chili Lime Black Bean and Quinoa Salad

Chili Lime Black Bean and Quinoa Salad
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jackfruit

Kelly Peloza

Upton’s Naturals is the first company to make pre-seasoned, heat-and-serve, natural jackfruit nationally available to the U.S. market. Using only simple, recognizable ingredients, Upton’s Naturals’ jackfruit offers a good source of fiber, is completely free of cholesterol, gluten, soy, oil, GMOs, and artificial flavors, and 100 percent vegan.

5
Servings
434
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

For the salad:

  • 4 Cups cooked quinoa
  • 10.6 Ounces jackfruit, such as Upton's Naturals Chili Lime Carnitas Jackfruit
  • 15 Ounces can black beans
  • 1/2 red onion, diced
  • 1 medium tomato, diced
  • 1 Cup corn kernels
  • 1 poblano pepper, diced
  • 1/2 jalapeño pepper, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 avocado, cut into 1-inch pieces

For the dressing:

  • Juice of 2 limes
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 Teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon cumin
  • 1 Tablespoon agave nectar
  • 1/4 Teaspoon salt
  • Chili sauce to taste (optional)

Directions

For the salad:

Mix together all of the salad ingredients in a large bowl. 

For the dressing:

In a separate bowl, mix together all of the dressing ingredients. Pour over the quinoa mixture and mix until thoroughly coated.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
12g
17%
Sugar
4g
4%
Saturated Fat
6g
25%
Carbohydrate, by difference
72g
55%
Protein
14g
30%
Vitamin A, RAE
20µg
3%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
4mg
5%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
1µg
1%
Calcium, Ca
116mg
12%
Choline, total
47mg
11%
Fiber, total dietary
10g
40%
Fluoride, F
6µg
0%
Folate, total
90µg
23%
Iron, Fe
5mg
28%
Magnesium, Mg
120mg
38%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
2mg
14%
Phosphorus, P
281mg
40%
Selenium, Se
5µg
9%
Sodium, Na
333mg
22%
Water
192g
7%
Zinc, Zn
2mg
25%

Chili Shopping Tip

Basic Latin ingredients include chiles, rice, adobo seasoning, and beans.

Chili Cooking Tip

Latin food often packs a lot of heat, so try to moderate the amount of chiles and spices you use for your dish.

Chili Wine Pairing

Malbec, syrah/shiraz, mourvèdre, Rhône blends, zinfandel, petite sirah, primitivo, or carménère for meat-based chili; Riesling, gewürztraminer, muscat, or torrontés for vegetarian or poultry-based chili.