Southwestern Quinoa Salad

 This spiced up Southwestern Quinoa Salad with roasted sweet potatoes, black beans and avocado makes for a quick and easy meal or flavorful side dish.

For whatever reason Isaac and I have been on a serious Mexican kick lately. We’ve been loving old favorites like my Quinoa Fiesta Bake and these Taco Salad Bowls, but I’ve been whipping up a few new recipes like this southwest quinoa salad as well. We’ve already made the quinoa salad multiple times because it’s crazy good, super easy and makes for an awesome make-ahead lunch option. If you like this quinoa salad, I have a full roundup of quinoa salad recipes.


1 cup uncooked quinoa, rinsed and drained

1 large sweet potato, chopped into bite size chunks

1 red or orange bell pepper, cored, seeded, and diced

1 cup black beans, rinsed and drained

1 cup thawed frozen corn

1/4 cup minced red onion

1/4 cup minced fresh cilantro

1 avocado, chopped

1/4 cup + 1/2 Tablespoon olive oil

juice of 1 lime

1 teaspoon chili powder

1/4– 1/2 teaspoon cayenne

pinch of cumin

ground black pepper, to taste

1/2 sea salt + more to taste


Preheat oven to 400°F.

Toss sweet potato chunks with 1/2 Tablespoon of olive oil, season to taste with salt and pepper, and arrange evenly on a baking sheet. Bake in the preheated oven until the sweet potatoes are tender, about 25-30 minutes. Allow sweet potato chunks to cool.

Meanwhile, cook the quinoa according to package instructions. Allow quinoa to cool.

In a large mixing bowl combine quinoa, roasted sweet potatoes, corn, bell pepper, black beans, shallot, cilantro and avocado. Add 1/4 cup olive oil, lime juice, chili powder, cayenne, cumin, black pepper and sea salt. Gently toss the salad to combine. Taste and adjust the seasoning, if necessary. Serve salad right away or chill in the fridge a few hours before serving. Add a sprinkle of queso fresco or feta cheese when serving, if desired.

0 Response to "Southwestern Quinoa Salad"

Posting Komentar

Iklan Atas Artikel

Iklan Tengah Artikel 1

Iklan Tengah Artikel 2

Iklan Bawah Artikel