A healthy Southwest Quinoa Salad with zesty lime vinaigrette. This cold quinoa salad can be made ahead for meal prep lunches or dinners. Meal Prep | Meal Prep For The Week | Meal Prep Recipes | Meal Prep Clean Eating | Meal Prep Recipes Easy | Meal Prep Recipes For the Week
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Yield: 5 Servings
Ingredients: For the salad: 2 teaspoons olive oil 2 cloves garlic minced 1 cup quinoa well rinsed and drained 1 3/4 cups low sodium vegetable broth or water And so on.
Step number 1. Heat the 2 teaspoons olive oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add the garlic and saute until fragrant, stirring, about 1 minute. Add the quinoa and vegetable broth (or water) and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat, cover, and simmer until the liquid has been absorbed, about 12-16 minutes. Remove from the heat.
Step 2, While the quinoa cooks, prepare the lime vinaigrette. In a small bowl or jar, combine the dressing ingredients. Whisk (or shake in a jar with a lid) until well combined.
Next step is, Transfer the cooked quinoa to a large bowl and stir in the corn, black beans, bell pepper, green onions and cilantro. Add the dressing and stir gently to combine. Taste and adjust seasonings as necessary.