This Tex Mex Quinoa Bowl is an easy salad recipe that is loaded with flavor, texture and goodness. Plus, it has an amazing dressing that brings it all together.
A few months ago, I was at a food blogging conference and had an amazing salad. It’s funny because, of all of the decadent and crazy good food I ate during the conference (Peanut Butter Lava Cake anyone?!?!), this salad was the one thing that I couldn’t get off my mind.
Seriously, I thought about it the entire flight home.
At the conference, this quinoa bowl was set up like a salad bar. We each took a bowl filled with greens and quinoa and then added our favorite toppings.
All of my toppings centered around Tex-Mex flavors like black beans and avocado and it was all topped off with the tart juice from a few lime wedges.
It was unbelievable!
When I recreated this recipe at home, it kicked it up a few notches. I focused solely on Tex Mex flavors – like buttery avocado.
When you pile all of this deliciousness into a big bowl atop a bed of peppery arugula, something magical happens. All of the flavors and textures become one.
It really is the perfect balance of flavor and texture. And, I can’t think of a better lunch or light supper!
If you are looking for an easy way to make quinoa, check out how I make quinoa in my rice cooker!