Zesty Cilantro Lime Quinoa Salad Recipe
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Looking for a healthy and tasty side dish that can also be an awesome easy lunch or dinner idea?
This flavor filled zesty cilantro lime salad will turn anyone into a quinoa fan! I’ve been making this salad for a couple years now and it’s one of my favorite meals to keep in the fridge because all of the fresh ingredients marinate together and it tastes even better the next day! The process is easy and starts by making quinoa, mixing the dressing, and then combining it all together with a few veggie add-ins.
Zesty Cilantro Lime Quinoa Salad
yield: 4 SERVINGS
- 1 cup Quinoa
- 2 cups water
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- Juice from 1 1/2 limes
- 2 teaspoons ground cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes (or more to taste)
- 1 1/2 cups halved cherry tomatoes
- 1 (15 ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed
- 5 green onions, finely chopped
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
- 1 avocado, chopped
- salt and ground black pepper to taste
Bright and Flavorful Salad!
I hope you enjoy this easy to make yummy quinoa salad! If you pack your lunch during the week this a great thing to make ahead to take. 🙂 The lime dressing and cumin add lots of satisfying flavor, and I never knew quinoa could be so delicious served this way!