Mexiquinoa Salad

Mexiquinoa Salad
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Mexiquinoa Salad
Coco Conn

Mexiquinoa Salad

Super healthy quinoa, corn, black beans, and cilantro combine to make a festive and easy-to-make side dish, appetizer, or crowd-pleasing party dish. Make sure to rinse the quinoa before using to remove the saponins.

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4
Servings
239
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup quinoa
  • 2 Cups vegetable broth, chicken broth, or water
  • 1/2 Teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 Cup cooked corn kernels
  • 1 Cup cooked black beans
  • 3 scallions, sliced
  • 1 small bunch cilantro leaves, chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • Zest and juice of 1 lime
  • 1/2 Teaspoon ground cumin
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Directions

Combine the quinoa and broth (or water), and salt in a saucepan, and bring to a full boil over high heat. Reduce the heat to a simmer, cover with a lid, and cook until all of the broth or water is absorbed, about 15-20 minutes. (When done the grains will look almost clear.) Fluff with a fork and let stand until cool.

 

Place the quinoa in a salad bowl, add the corn, black beans, scallions, cilantro, olive oil, lime zest and juice, and cumin. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Toss to combine and serve.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
10g
14%
Sugar
2g
2%
Saturated Fat
7g
29%
Cholesterol
1mg
0%
Carbohydrate, by difference
32g
25%
Protein
8g
17%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
3mg
4%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
2µg
2%
Calcium, Ca
53mg
5%
Choline, total
18mg
4%
Fiber, total dietary
8g
32%
Fluoride, F
70µg
2%
Folate, total
60µg
15%
Iron, Fe
3mg
17%
Magnesium, Mg
41mg
13%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
118mg
17%
Selenium, Se
2µg
4%
Sodium, Na
746mg
50%
Water
168g
6%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Quinoa Shopping Tip

Stock up on quinoa and have it available for the days you are tired of rice or pasta. It's a great substitute for rice, beans, cereal, bulgar, or couscous.

Quinoa Cooking Tip

The general rule is to add one part quinoa to two parts liquid in a saucepan. One cup of quinoa will take about 15 minutes.