Southwestern Quinoa Salad

Southwestern Quinoa Salad

Quinoa is the base for many of my lunch salads.  It’s so quick, easy, and can be dressed up or dressed down; kinda like your favorite outfit!  This time, I decided to jazz it up Southwestern Style!  

I happen to be a big “meal-prep” fan.  By planning and prepping your meals in advance, you gain control over your caloric intake.  It’s also such a relief for a person with a hectic schedule! 

Our Southwestern Quinoa Salad is perfect by itself, or as a side to your favorite protein (I love it with salmon).  With this particular serving, I chose to have an avocado and a ¼ piece of pita bread… mmm yummers!  You can also take the ingredients and stuff it into a bell pepper and have a green salad as your side dish.  This is how I mix up my weekly meals!  Well, without further ado… here’s our Southwestern Quinoa Salad recipe.  Enjoy and #ChewRight, my friends!  And as always, let us know how it turns out!

Southwestern Quinoa Salad
Serves 1
Perfect, healthy salad for lunch!
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Prep Time
15 min
Prep Time
15 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 cup of cooked Quinoa
  2. 1/2 cup of tri-colored bell peppers
  3. 1 jalapeno pepper, chopped
  4. 1/4 cup of rinsed canned corn
  5. 1/4 cup of rinsed canned black beans
  6. 1 Roma tomato, chopped
  7. 1/4 cup of red onion, chopped
  8. 1 cup of cilantro, roughly chopped
  9. 2 limes, juiced
  10. 2 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil
  11. salt and pepper to taste
Salad Dressing
  1. In a blender add cilantro, lime juice, olive oil and salt and pepper, and blend until smooth- set aside
Southwestern Quinoa Salad
  1. In a bowl combine all ingredients and mix well
  2. Add salad dressing
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About LC

Ever the hunter for a healthy lifestyle, I am always on the look out for the right meal to satisfy my need for flavor, spice and heat… without breaking the calorie bank!

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