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Southwestern Quinoa Salad

Southwestern Quinoa Salad created by Bayhill

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

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  • Cook quinoa according to package directions.
  • Spread on a baking sheet to cool.
  • Mix cooled quinoa with vegetables and beans.
  • Blend dressing ingredients in blender until smooth.
  • Mix dressing with quinoa.
  • Chill and serve.
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"A bit spicy and packed with protein. Sometimes I add grilled chicken to make it a meal."
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  1. pringlepups
    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.
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  2. Grandmakristin
    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!
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  3. trisha kammers
    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.
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  4. Bayhill
    Southwestern Quinoa Salad Created by Bayhill
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  5. Bayhill
    I am always looking for new ways to fix quinoa, so I was glad to come upon this recipe. I initially made it as written except that I increased the tomato to 1/2 cup, and chopped the onion instead of leaving it in slices. After letting the salad chill, it had a good basic flavor but I felt that it needed some tweaking. I added a little olive oil as it seemed a little dry. Also, I added some additional salt, some black pepper, and a little sugar. The end result was a salad I will definitely make again. We really loved the zinginess that the chipotle pepper added. Thank you for sharing this great salad. Made for My-3-Chefs.
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