Mexican Quinoa Salad Recipe

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


Submitted by lothea

Makes 6 servings



A cumin and garlic vinaigrette dressing coats fluffy quinoa, sweet corn, and dark spinach for a lovely and refreshing cold salad.

Recipe Ingredients for Mexican Quinoa Salad

1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
1 teaspoon cumin
3 garlic cloves
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 bunch cilantro
5 cups cooked quinoa
1 cup corn
1/2 bunch spinach
1/2 bunch kale

Recipe Directions for Mexican Quinoa Salad

  1. Mix the olive oil, apple cider vinegar, cumin, garlic and salt together in a small jar.

  2. Place the cooked quinoa in a large bowl.

  3. Wash the spinach and cut the steams off. Place in a large saucepan with a lid with about 1/4 cup of water. Bring to a simmer and allow to steam until the spinach is wilted. Make sure that you never run out of water during this process. Remove from heat and drain. When cool enough to touch, squeeze out any extra liquid from the spinach leaves and chop into small pieces with a knife and add to the bowl with quinoa.

  4. Add a little olive oil to the pan just used, and heat until hot. Add the corn and cook until the kernels are just cooked through (if you have really fresh corn of the cob, you needn?t cook very long). Add to quinoa.

  5. Add chopped cilantro to the quinoa as well and stir to combine. Lightly toss with enough of the dressing to coast everything, remembering to stir briskly before using and place in the refrigerator to chill. When ready to serve, toss with some more dressing and salt to taste. Enjoy!

Categories

Vegetables, Main Dish, Mexican, Quick

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 236.9g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
605
Calories from Fat
158
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
17.6g
27%
Saturated Fat
2.3g
11%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
112mg
5%
Potassium
998mg
29%
Total Carbohydrates
92.2g
31%
Dietary Fiber
10.7g
43%
Sugars
1.0g
Protein
20.6g
Vitamin A 55% Vitamin C 17%
Calcium 10% Iron 41%
* 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 sodium
  • Very low in sugar
  • High in manganese
  • High in magnesium
  • High in phosphorus
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