Quinoa Southwest Salad
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Quinoa Southwest Salad

Submitted by: Jennifer Kigas

Prep Time: 15 Minutes

Cook Time: 15 Minutes

Servings: 6

Quinoa, veggies, and spices make for a delicious salad!


  • 3/4 c. quinoa, white, organic
  • 1 1/2 c. water, purified
  • 1/2 tsp. sea salt, unrefined and pure
  • 1 med. bell pepper, red, fresh, organic
  • 1/2 c. green onion, fresh, organic
  • 1/2 c. tomatoes, diced, fire roasted with green chilies, canned, organic
  • 15 1/2 oz. black beans, canned, organic
  • 1/2 c. cilantro, fresh, organic
  • 1/4 c. olive oil, extra virgin, unrefined and unfiltered, organic
  • 1/2 tsp. cumin powder, organic
  • 2 tbs. lime juice, pure, organic
  • black pepper, ground, organic to taste


Combine quinoa, water, and salt in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and let simmer until water is evaporated, 10-15 minutes.

Mix chopped red pepper, sliced green onions, diced tomatoes and chilies, drained and rinsed black beans, and chopped cilantro in a bowl.

In a separate bowl, combine oil, cumin, lime juice, and black pepper. Stir to mix.

When quinoa is cooled, add to veggie and bean mixture. Add oil mixture, and stir to combine.