Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Fiesta Quinoa Salad

Have you tried quinoa?  Quinoa (pronounced keen-wah) is high in protein and features a host of other health-building nutrients.  It has a fluffly, sightly crunchy texture and somewhat nutty flavor when cooked.  You can use it in a lot of recipes that call for couscous or rice.  I buy mine in a large bag at Costco, but you can purchase smaller boxes in most grocery stores.

I love this salad - I've been packing it in my lunch every day so far this week.  It's very filling and so healthy!
You can adjust the cumin to your taste, I don't care for too much.  Enjoy!

Fiesta Quinoa Salad

1/2 cup quinoa, well rinsed before cooking
1 cup chicken broth
3/4 cup black beans, rinsed and drained
3/4 cup frozen corn, thawed
5 green onions, sliced thin
1/2 cup grape tomatoes, quartered
juice from one lime
freshly ground pepper to taste
kosker salt to taste
1/8 tsp. cumin
fresh cilantro

Combine rinsed quinoa with chicken broth in a small saucepan.  Bring to a boil.
Reduce heat and simmer about 15 minutes or until broth is absorbed.  Remove from heat and let cool.
Once quinoa has cooled add the rest of the ingredients and toss.


  1. I love quinoa! So good for you and so versatile! I like eating for breakfast, as an alternative to oatmeal!

  2. Your salad is not only healthy, but so pretty!

    I love quinoa, I should make it more often!