Southwest Quinoa Salad

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by Eat Well Meal Plans

A vegetarian grain salad with high protein quinoa

Top Review by mileen

Great! I added some sauteed, still slightly crunchy chopped kale to the mix and omitted the olive oil in the dressing, I figured the avocado provided enough fat for the dish. It was delicious and I'll definitely make it again.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Prepare quinoa according to Basics directions or directions on package. Refer to BASIC RECIPES at
  2. Bring a pot of water to boiling. Add diced sweet potato and cook 12 minutes, until they are tender.
  3. In a large bowl, combine quinoa, sweet potato, avocado, red pepper, shallot, and cilantro.
  4. Whisk olive oil, lime juice, chili powder, salt, and pepper together in a small bowl. Pour dressing into quinoa mixture and toss to combine. Sprinkle with toasted pumpkin seeds.

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