Zesty quinoa salad makes a delicious and hearty side dish, but it’s certainly hearty enough to turn into a main dish! It’s packed with fiber, protein, and vitamins, not to mention flavor!
Serve it as a side with enchiladas, grilled steaks or pork chops. Or, add some chopped cooked chicken breast and you can easily turn this salad into a one-bowl main meal!
You can also serve it warm or cold – I think it’s delicious both ways!
With this dish’s versatility, it is clearly not the best dish for indecisive people to prepare.
Just prepare it and eat it all those different ways and then decide which one’s your favorite!
Glad I can be here to solve your food dilemmas.
Enjoy with your friends & fam!
- ¾ c dry quinoa
- 1 ½ c water
- Juice from ½ lemon
- 1 tsp cumin, divided
- 2 tsp olive oil
- 1 red bell pepper, diced
- 1 jalapeno, diced (remove seeds)
- ½ c diced red onion
- Juice from 1 lime
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 15oz can black beans, rinsed and drained
- 1 15oz can corn, drained
- Dash of salt (to taste)
- 1 avocado sliced
- 1/3 c feta cheese
If you're serving this as a side dish, this recipe will feed about 6-8 people. If you want to turn this into an easy main dish by adding some cooked chicken breast, it'll serve about 4 people.