Southwestern Quinoa Salad

A summer favorite that’s the perfect side-dish for any barbecue or picnic…simple, colorful and gluten-free!

Southwestern Quinoa Salad

A summer favorite that’s the perfect side-dish for any barbecue or picnic…simple, colorful and gluten-free!
Course Salad

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup Quinoa Foodie Fun Fact*
  • 1 cup pepitas pumpkin seeds
  • ¼ cup chopped cilantro leaves
  • ¼ cup fresh lime juice
  • ¾ tsp sea salt
  • 1 can Black Beans rinsed and drained
  • 2 Tomatoes finely chopped
  • 1 zucchini finely chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper chopped
  • 1 cup fresh corn kernels from 2 ears corn
  • 1 avocado chopped

Optional

  • jalapeno finely chopped

Instructions
 

  • Cook quinoa according to directions on box.
  • Toss quinoa with remaining ingredients in a large bowl and serve.

Notes

Foodie Fun Fact: Quinoa (pronounced keen-wah) is NOT a grain. This seed is related to the spinach family. It cooks and tastes like a grain, which makes it an excellent grain replacement. Quinoa is an amazing “superfood” and complete protein, containing all 9 essential amino acids that are required by the body; gluten-free and safe for those on a celiac diet and for autistic children who follow the Body Ecology program for autism.
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