Rinse quinoa and set aside. Bring 2 3/4 cups water to a boil. Add quinoa and reduce heat to a simmer. Simmer for about 20 minutes, until water has evaporated and quinoa is cooked. Transfer to a large bowl and fluff with a fork.
While quinoa is cooking, mix together salad dressing ingredients and set aside.
Slice and chop the vegetables.
Once quinoa has cooled, stir in vegetables, black beans, and dressing. Cover and place in refrigerator until ready to serve.
Serve chilled with desired toppings.
Southwest Quinoa Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 314Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Vitamin A 745IU15%
Vitamin C 31.9mg39%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.