Mexiquinoa Salad

Staff Writer
Mexiquinoa Salad
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
334
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.

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
10g
16%
Sugar
2g
N/A
Saturated Fat
1g
7%
Protein
12g
23%
Carbs
50g
17%
Vitamin A
40µg
4%
Vitamin B6
0.3mg
15.5%
Vitamin C
9mg
16%
Vitamin E
2mg
12%
Vitamin K
54µg
67%
Calcium
63mg
6%
Fiber
9g
36%
Folate (food)
170µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
156µg
39%
Iron
4mg
21%
Magnesium
132mg
33%
Monounsaturated
6g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
2mg
9%
Phosphorus
302mg
43%
Polyunsaturated
2g
N/A
Potassium
598mg
17%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.2mg
12.2%
Sodium
646mg
27%
Thiamin (B1)
0.3mg
20.5%
Zinc
2mg
14%