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Mexican Quinoa Salad - A healthy and delicious dish for summer. It’s light and full of yummy, spicy Mexican flavors. - by Mama Maggie’s Kitchen
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Mexican Lemon Quinoa Salad

Mexican Lemon Quinoa Salad - A healthy and delicious dish for a light lunch or to take to a BBQ without worrying about refrigeration. It’s full of yummy, spicy Mexican flavors. Enjoy!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Lunch
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 4
Calories: 296kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 2 cups water
  • Knorr chicken bouillon
  • 1 carrot finely diced
  • 2 green onions finely chopped
  • 1 avocado diced
  • 1/2 cup cilantro chopped
  • 1/2 jalapeno finely diced
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 to mato diced
  • salt and pepper
  • pinch of dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 can pinto beans drained (optional)

Instructions

  • In a large stock pot, add quinoa, water, and Knorr chicken bouillon.
  • Simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Turn off heat and place a lid on the pot.
  • Let sit for 15 minutes.
  • In the meantime, prepare all the rest of the ingredients.
  • In a big bowl, add all the ingredients and mix well.
  • Serve warm or cool. Enjoy.

Nutrition

Calories: 296kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 30mg | Potassium: 696mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 3110IU | Vitamin C: 28.2mg | Calcium: 63mg | Iron: 3.6mg