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Mexican Quinoa Salad

Mexican
Salad / 18 August 2019

Quinoa is very popular in United States. It is a healthy, high protein grain that tastes delicious. This is a perfect recipe for a work lunch, or any lunch, if you want a quick and satisfying meal.

Taste Score: %88

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<a href="https://www.petitegourmets.com/recipes/mexican-quinoa-salad"><p style="margin: 0 0 6px;"><img style="width: 14px; padding: 0 4px 0 0;" src="https://d2lswn7b0fl4u2.cloudfront.net/assets/icons/pg-round-favicon.ico" />Mexican Quinoa Salad</p><img style="display: block; width: 100%;" src="https://d2lswn7b0fl4u2.cloudfront.net/photos/pg-quinoa-salad-in-a-bowl-with-avocado-on-top-1586635955.jpg" alt="Mexican Quinoa Salad" /><p style="padding: 6px 0 12px;">Rinse the quinoa under running water, and place in a lidded saucepan. Cover with 250 ml of water and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat to a simmer, cover, and cook for 15-20 minutes of until almost all the liquid has been absorbed and the quinoa is fluffy. Remove from the heat, drain any remaining water,... - <strong>Show More</strong></p></a>
Difficulty Easy
Servings 4 people
Preperation 15 mins
Cooking 20 mins
Total 35 mins

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Rinse the quinoa under running water, and place in a lidded saucepan. Cover with 250 ml of water and bring to the boil.
  2. Reduce the heat to a simmer, cover, and cook for 15-20 minutes of until almost all the liquid has been absorbed and the quinoa is fluffy. Remove from the heat, drain any remaining water, set aside to cool.
  3. Place the quinoa, kidney beans, sweetcorn, onion, pepper, and jalapenos in a large bowl. Mix until well combined. Then add the avocado and mix lightly to combine.
  4. Roughly shred the lettuce and add to the bowl. Sprinkle the tortillas over the salad and toss lightly. Transfer to a serving platter or plate. Serve immediately with tortilla chips and lemons to squeeze over.

Tips

  • Jalapeno peppers are spicy so if you can't eat spicy food, feel free to remove them from the recipe.

Is Quinoa healthier than rice?

Yes it is definitely healthier. Quinoa has twice the protein, got more fibers, and has less calories. It is better than brown rice in many categories. It also has great taste. But as always do not consume too much of it. Too much of anything is bad for you.

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