Southwest Quinoa Salad

A delicious and fresh salad, this vegan Southwest Quinoa Salad makes a refreshing light meal or hearty side any time of year. Make in just 30 minutes for an quick and easy weekday lunch.

Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
Course: Side Dish, Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Southwest Quinoa Salad
Servings: 6
Calories: 314 kcal
Author: Sarah McMinn
Quinoa Salad
  • 1 1/2 cup dried quinoa
  • 1 cup fresh corn
  • 1 cup black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 cup red onions, diced
  • 1 jalapeño, seeded and sliced
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, minced
  • juice of 2 limes
  • 2 teaspoon cumin
  • salt, to taste
Toppings (optional)
  • fresh cilantro
  • avocado
  • jalapeño, sliced
  1. 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.
  2. While quinoa is cooking, mix together salad dressing ingredients and set aside.
  3. Slice and chop the vegetables.
  4. Once quinoa has cooled, stir in vegetables, black beans, and dressing. Cover and place in refrigerator until ready to serve.
  5. Serve chilled with desired toppings.
Nutrition Facts
Southwest Quinoa Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 314 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 9mg0%
Potassium 498mg14%
Carbohydrates 42g14%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 9g18%
Vitamin A 745IU15%
Vitamin C 31.9mg39%
Calcium 40mg4%
Iron 3.3mg18%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.