Fiesta Quinoa Salad Recipe

Looking for an easy Fiesta Quinoa Salad recipe? Learn how to make Fiesta Quinoa Salad using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by whynotisay

Makes 10 servings



Quinoa is one of the best plant sources of protein and a rich source of the amino acid lysine. It's also gluten-free and rich in magnesium, iron, folate, and zinc. Technically, quinoa is a seed, but it cooks like a grain and can be made into flour.

Recipe Ingredients for Fiesta Quinoa Salad

1 cup quinoa
15 ounce organic black beans,rinsed and drained
1 cup carrots, julienned
3/4 cup yellow sweet pepper, chopped
1/3 cup chopped red onion
1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely chopped
1/4 cup snipped fresh cilantro
1/4 cup organic olive oil
1 teaspoon lime zest,finely shredded
3 tablespoons lime juice
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cumin

Recipe Directions for Fiesta Quinoa Salad

  1. 1. Place quinoa in a fine-mesh strainer. Rinse under cold running water; drain.

  2. 2. In a medium saucepan bring 2½ cups water to boiling. Add quinoa. Return to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes.

  3. 3. Drain in the fine-mesh strainer. Rinse with cold water; drain again. Place in a large bowl.

  4. 4. Add beans, carrots, sweet pepper, onion, jalapeño, and cilantro to bowl.

  5. 5.0For dressing, in a small bowl stir together oil, lime peel, lime juice, salt, and cumin. Add to vegetable mixture. Toss to coat.

  6. 6.Cover and chill for 2 to 24 hours. Makes 8 to 10 side-dish servings

Categories

Beans, Vegetables, Salads, Side Dish, American-Southwestern, Central/South American, Advance, No Cook, Vegetarian

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 94.1g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
266
Calories from Fat
64
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
7.1g
11%
Saturated Fat
1.0g
5%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
244mg
10%
Potassium
796mg
23%
Total Carbohydrates
39.9g
13%
Dietary Fiber
8.3g
33%
Sugars
2.0g
Protein
11.9g
Vitamin A 42% Vitamin C 20%
Calcium 7% Iron 18%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A
  Good points
  • Low in saturated fat
  • No cholesterol
  • Low in sugar
  • High in dietary fiber
  • High in magnesium
  • High in thiamin
  • High in vitamin A
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