Total Time
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


  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.
  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.