Zesty Quinoa Salad66 Reviews
- Prep: 20 min
- Cook: 10 min
- Ready In: 30 min
“This bright and colorful salad is a great summertime recipe (or anytime you want to feel like it's summertime). Light and citrusy, it's a whole new way to enjoy quinoa. Lime juice and cilantro give a refreshing kick, while quinoa and black beans provide tasty vegan protein. If you're not vegan, add even more protein by adding chunks of chicken or turkey. Yum!” - by scrumdiddly
Original recipe yields 6 servings
- Bring quinoa and water to a boil in a saucepan. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until quinoa is tender and water has been absorbed, 10 to 15 minutes. Set aside to cool.
- Whisk olive oil, lime juice, cumin, 1 teaspoon salt, and red pepper flakes together in a bowl.
- Combine quinoa, tomatoes, black beans, and green onions together in a bowl. Pour dressing over quinoa mixture; toss to coat. Stir in cilantro; season with salt and black pepper. Serve immediately or chill in refrigerator.
Amount Per Serving (6 total)
- 270 cal
- 11.5 g
- 33.8 g
Based on a 2,000 calorie diet
Reviews (66)Rate This Recipe
"Wow! This was outstanding! I only used one tsp. of cumin, but followed the rest faithfully. I also served it warm because I tried it on a fall evening. Can't wait to taste it cold. Very very tast..." See morey!!"
"I was a little disappointed based on the other reviews here. I thought this was way too salty, and the citrus from the limes was overpowering. If I make it again, I'd likely cut the salt and citrus ..." See morein half. Also, I'm not sure the 1/4 cup of oil was worth the added calories. I may cut that by 1/2 as well."
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