Southwestern Quinoa Salad

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 10 mins

A bit spicy and packed with protein. Sometimes I add grilled chicken to make it a meal.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook quinoa according to package directions.
  2. Spread on a baking sheet to cool.
  3. Mix cooled quinoa with vegetables and beans.
  4. Blend dressing ingredients in blender until smooth.
  5. Mix dressing with quinoa.
  6. Chill and serve.


Most Helpful

I'm sorry, this is not a review but a question: Do you blend all of the dressing ingredients? I ask because I believe that the chilies in adobo sauce are whole. If I am incorrect, please forgive me and let me know. I have bought these in the past and the chilies were whole. This is why I am asking. Thank you.

pringlepups February 12, 2016

Really yummy, but do agree with another reviewer who thought it was a little dry and needed a little tweaking. I also added some additional salt, pepper, olive oil and a little sugar. I also used chipotle pepper powder as I didn't have canned. Yum! Thanks Melissa for a great recipe!

Grandmakristin April 12, 2009

I also chopped the onions and added some grated garlic and olive oil to the dressing. I omited the corn as I do not like it and added some chopped red bell pepper. I used grape tomatoes cut in half. I also toasted the quinoa after rinsing it. Nice nutty flvor.

trisha kammers January 19, 2008

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