Total Time
35mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 15 mins

This makes a great backyard salad. Great flavor. It is the type of salad that lets you add ingredients as your imagination soars!

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. In medium saucepan, combine quinoa and 2 cups water. Bring to boil, reduce heat to low and simmer 15 minutes or until all liquid is absorbed. Fluff with fork and place aside to cool.
  2. ASSEMBLY:.
  3. Combine cooled quinoa, corn, 1 tbls juice, pineapple, scallions and oil. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. In separate bowl, combine garlic, beans, tomato, 1 tbls juice, cilantro and 1/4 cup sunflower seeds.
  5. TO SERVE:.
  6. Spread bean mixture onto a serving platter and mound the quinoa on top.
  7. Garnish with additional sunflower seeds.
  8. Arrange wedges of lemon or lime around edges.
Most Helpful

4 5

I served this at my Mayan supper over the weekend and got lots of compliments...and requests for the recipe. I doubled the recipe and thought it could have used just a bit more of the bean mixture to even things out. But it was definitely a wonderful salad and I will make again.