Salads

Quinoa Salad Mexican Style

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Quinoa is a superfood grain that is high in fiber and high in protein. It cooks up like rice, has a consistency similar to couscous and a mild flavor. It is the perfect base for healthy salads or can be added to any green salad to increase the protein content. It can be used as the base for pilaf or other side dishes that call for rice or bulgur wheat. In this recipe the Quinoa takes up the Mexican spices combined with the colorful vegetables which give it a look and taste perfect for a fiesta.

1 1/2 cups raw quinoa
3 cups water
2 zucchini grated or chopped in small pieces
2 carrots grated or chopped in small pieces
1 red and 1 yellow pepper chopped in small pieces
1 red onion diced
1/2 cup chopped cilantro
1 can black beans drained and rinsed
1 can corn drained and rinsed
1 pint cherry tomatoes cut in half
1/2 cup lemon or lime juice (fresh squeezed is best)
1/3 cup olive oil
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp raspberry chipotle seasoning or your favorite mexican seasoning blend
Combine quinoa and water in a 2 quart pot and bring to a boil. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes until water is absorbed and grain appears soft. (The germ ring will be visible along the outside edge of the...
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Nutritions

Calories
3308

Sodium
4292mg
178% DV

Fat
111g
170% DV

Protein
147g
295% DV

Carbs
502g
170% DV

Fiber
107g
428% DV
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