Mexican Quinoa Salad

August 18, 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.

Mexican Quinoa SaladPhoto By Canva
Taste Score: %89
Difficulty Easy
Servings 4 people
Preparation 15 mins
Cooking 20 mins
Total 35 mins

Tips

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

Ingredients

Directions

  • 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, set aside to cool.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Nutrition Facts
    Serving Size 1 Mexican Quinoa Salad
    Serves 4
    Amount Per Serving
    Calories625
    % Daily Value*
    Sodium 495 mg21.5%
    Potassium 2228 mg47.4%
    Protein 31.4 g62.8%
    Total Fat 13.1 g16.8%
    *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

    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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