Tex-Mex Quinoa Salad

Tex-Mex Quinoa Salad

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"This versatile salad can be served warm in a tortilla, or as a filling for tacos and burritos."


2 h 40 m servings 219 cals
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Original recipe yields 10 servings



  • Calories:
  • 219 kcal
  • 11%
  • Fat:
  • 11.1 g
  • 17%
  • Carbs:
  • 25.7g
  • 8%
  • Protein:
  • 6.3 g
  • 13%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 3 mg
  • 1%
  • Sodium:
  • 515 mg
  • 21%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Bring quinoa, water, and salt to a boil in a saucepan. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until the quinoa is tender, 20 to 25 minutes. Meanwhile, stir together the lime juice, olive oil, pepper, diced tomatoes, and garbanzo beans. When the quinoa is done, stir it into the tomato mixture, then cool in refrigerator until cold, about 2 hours
  2. When the quinoa is cold, fluff with a spoon, and gently fold in the cilantro, avocados, and cheese.
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  1. 104 Ratings


So good - I did change up a bit to my taste. Used 2 fresh tomatoes, black beans and about 4 green onions. I just squirted the juice of 2 limes in and also added 2 cloves of minced garlic. I d...

This was my first venture with Quinoa, and it was delicious! I added a chicken boullion to flavor the Quinoa itself, and since other readers complained it was mushy, I cooked it only the 20 min...

I made this for a work picnic and it had turned to absolute mush by the time we all enjoyed it. This is NOT something that keeps well in the fridge. I'm a good cook, so it was incredibly emb...

This is a fantastic recipe. I add a few cloves of garlic and 1 chopped jalapeno. I substituted black beans for the garbanzo beans and cheddar cheese for cotija, as I was unable to locate this ch...

Mmmmm good! Didn't have the avocados or cheese, but loved it anyway. Would like a hundred more recipes this delicous and healthy. Thanks :)

I made this according to directions..with one substitution..I could not find the cotija cheese so I used panella which is a crumbly farmers cheese. I also served this cold with butter lettuce i...

Delicious! More than 5 stars in my book. I also added 1 seeded and diced jalepeno for a little extra heat. Loved the freshness of the lime juice and cilantro which I think is key in this dish. T...

This is so delicious, once added feta instead of cotija cheese, once substituted parmesan. Have made with or without chickpeas. Made as a sidedish and main entree. It is just that delicious a...

I've made this twice and can eat the whole bowl all by myself. It's really fresh tasting even though it uses 2 canned items.