Southwest Quinoa Salad - this one of my favorite easy quinoa salad recipes
4.5 from 8 votes

Southwest Quinoa Salad

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: quinoa, Salad
Servings: 6
Author: Gina Lincicum



  • 1 1/2 cups quinoa - prepared according to package directions
  • 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup frozen corn, thawed
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • 1 cup tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 red onion, chopped
  • 1 cup fresh cilantro leaves, chopped


  • ΒΌ cup olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp cumin
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • salt and pepper


  • Cook quinoa per package instructions, then let cool. While quinoa cooks, prepare other ingredients.
  • In large bowl, combine vegetables and cooled quinoa.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together dressing ingredients. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Pour dressing into salad and stir to distribute.
  • Serve warm or let chill before serving.
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