Southwestern Quinoa Salad with Black Beans, Red Bell Pepper, and Cilantro Recipe | Yummly
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Southwestern Quinoa Salad with Black Beans, Red Bell Pepper, and Cilantro

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  • 3/4 cup quinoa (rinsed if needed, check the package)
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 red bell pepper (chopped into small dice)
  • 1 can black beans (rinsed and drained)
  • 1/2 cup green onion (thinly sliced)
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice (fresh-squeezed)
  • 1 teaspoon Spike Seasoning (optional but highly recommended)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ancho chile pepper (or use regular chile powder if you don't have Ancho)
  • ground black pepper (fresh, to taste)
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
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    NutritionView More

    Sodium24% DV570mg
    Fat18% DV12g
    Protein18% DV9g
    Carbs11% DV33g
    Fiber36% DV9g
    Calories280Calories from Fat110
    Total Fat12g18%
    Saturated Fat2g10%
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat110
    Total Carbohydrate33g11%
    Dietary Fiber9g36%
    Vitamin A20%
    Vitamin C60%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


    Ida 6 months ago
    Love it! Easy to make.
    Debi Vecchio a year ago
    Love it. I did add avocado as well.
    Lilia L. a year ago
    I wanted it to be more hearty so I added 1 medium, diced and steamed sweet potatoe, and 1/2 chopped jalapeño. I also added Franks hot sauce to the dressing instead of the Seasoning mix, and it turned out very nice!
    MV a year ago
    Awesomely tasty. Will definitely be making it again.
    It was okay. Nothing special but I would like it would have more flavour. i mean feta cheese or olives would help.
    Debra 2 years ago
    I opted not to put the dressing because I personally did not like the way it tasted and I followed the recipe. I thought it was really good without the dressing anyhow and threw in some feta cheese ❤️
    Katie 2 years ago
    This was fantastic! I didn’t have all the spices, but I added Kalamatas olives and a bit of it’s juice too. Highly recommend!
    Richard Rohrich 2 years ago
    This was great! Will definitely make it again
    Missy 2 years ago
    Very delicious. Will definitely make again.
    Chelsea Shore 2 years ago
    I made this about a month ago and have made it min 10 times since then. Just two of us, so it last a few days afterwards. We love it and never get tired of it!!
    Zoe Bonaparte 3 years ago
    Great no modifications except I made double recipe
    Precious J. 3 years ago
    A favorite that I go back to time and again.
    Erin S. 4 years ago
    such a great staple to keep in the fridge. I sometimes use less quinoa than the recipe calls for and it is still great.
    Jessica 5 years ago
    I didn't have green onion so I used a small purple onion instead. Great dish for summer and easy and fast to make!
    Matt V. 5 years ago
    Love love love this recipe!!! What a great meal for year around! Friends and family love it as well!
    Meg Morris 5 years ago
    I made this, liked it, and had good reviews from those with whom I shared it. I like things spicy so added jalapeño to the red pepper, used walnut oil in place of EVOO, and found Inca Red quinoa visually satisfying. I don't have Spike and have used lemon juice in place of the lime with decent results. I like this to fill half an avocado for lunch :)