Mexican Quinoa Salad

Mexican Quinoa Salad

 

I feel as though I have been on a Quinoa kick lately.

Maybe its because this is my second post in a row that has quinoa in it. Remember those quinoa muffins? The ones that I spent 8 hours on making a video for?

Yeah, its true. Maybe its because THE SOUND WASN’T COOPERATING. And then when I finished, THE FILE GOT DELETED. Not there. Nope. Nada.

Okay, I’m not even going to start on that one.

Onto some quinoa.

mexican quinoa salad

 

Mexican Quinoa Salad
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Recipe type: Side dish
Cuisine: Mexican
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Serves: 6-8
 

This Mexican-Inspired Quinoa Salad will leave your tastebuds begging for more.
Ingredients
  • 1½ cups of dry quinoa
  • 3 cups of water
  • 2 roma tomatoes, seeded and chopped
  • ½ an orange bell pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 2 scallions, chopped, plus more for garnish
  • ½ cup crumbled feta or cojita cheese, plus more for garnish
  • zest and juice of 1 lime
  • 2 Tbsp honey
  • ½ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • ½ tsp chili powder
  • a dash of cumin
  • a dash of oregano

Instructions
  1. In a very large saucepan, add your quinoa and water. Bring to a rolling boil. Cover, reduce to a simmer and let cook for about 10-15 minutes, or until cooked.
  2. In a large serving bowl, add the lime zest and juice, honey, oil and spices. Mix until well combined. Add the quinoa, chopped vegetables, and cheese. Toss to combine evenly and serve.

 

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