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Amazing Mexican Quinoa Salad

Rated as 4.63 out of 5 Stars

"Extremely yummy, spicy marinated salad that will keep in the fridge for up to a week! My kids in university love packing this up for their lunch. You have everything you need for a very healthy meal in one dish! Substitute barley for the brown rice if desired. Turtle beans can be substituted for kidney beans."
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Ingredients

2 h 20 m servings 397 cals
Original recipe yields 8 servings

Directions

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  1. Mix quinoa, pinto beans, kidney beans, corn, red onion, brown rice, red bell pepper, and cilantro together in a glass or plastic container with a lid.
  2. Whisk olive oil, vinegar, chili powder, garlic, salt, black pepper, and cayenne pepper together in a bowl; pour over quinoa mixture and toss to coat. Cover bowl with a lid and refrigerate until flavors blend, at least 2 hours. Stir again before serving.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 397 calories; 22.6 g fat; 42.4 g carbohydrates; 9.1 g protein; 0 mg cholesterol; 532 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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I've never had quinoa before, but surprised how much we all really liked this. I followed the ingredients as stated for 8 servings, but changed the dressing to 6 servings. Maybe if you're making...

Most helpful critical review

Had high hopes for this but it wasn't super flavorful. Even added some lime juice and extra vinegar and was just ok.

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I've never had quinoa before, but surprised how much we all really liked this. I followed the ingredients as stated for 8 servings, but changed the dressing to 6 servings. Maybe if you're making...

I have NEVER made a quinoa dish as delicious as this! The fast prep time also makes for a stress-free, post-work meal. I tweaked the recipe only a smidge: for both my quinoa and brown rice, I us...

Love it! Follow the recipe for th most part. I only used 1 1/2 cups of red quinoa, but that turned out to be plenty! I had bacon I needed to use, so I diced it up and cooked it, and it turned ou...

I love quinoa salad and when this one had the word mexican in front of it I figured it couldn't lose. I was right. It is ridiculous good! Of course I made changes because: don't like corn in sal...

I'm a big fan of Quinoa salads and I stumbled upon this one because I was looking for one that didn't have lime in it and had red wine vinegar. I had to make some adjustments as I didn't have an...

Loved it!!!

This is one tasty side dish. very happy with the way it came out.

I made this recipe for company and it was a hit. I did make changes-used all pinto beans, all quinoa, garlic powder instead of fresh, and lime juice and rice vinegar for the dressing--had no red...

This is amazing salad. I pack quinoa salads for me and my husband for lunches and this is one his favorites, I am definitely adding it to our lunch salad rotations. I followed the recipe as it w...