Southwest Quinoa Salad


Clean eating never tasted so flavorful. A fiesta of quinoa, corn, black beans, cilantro and lime, this Southwest-inspired salad is delicious for lunch or as a dinner side or light main course. Serve it warm if you just can’t wait, or make ahead of time to let the flavors fully marinate in the fridge. Loaded with protein and fiber, it packs a nutritional punch and satisfies your appetite. Now that’s a party.

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Southwest Quinoa Salad

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 7
Calories 241 kcal
Author Pamela Higgins




  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. pepper
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • 1 clove garlic crushed
  • ½ cup cilantro chopped
  • 2 Tbsp. lime juice
  • 2 tsp. lime zest


  1. Cook quinoa according to package directions.
  2. In large bowl, mix together dressing ingredients.
  3. In same bowl, toss in quinoa, corn and black beans. Mix until coated.
  4. Serve warm or chilled.

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Nutrition Facts
Southwest Quinoa Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 241 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Sodium 152mg6%
Potassium 439mg13%
Carbohydrates 38g13%
Fiber 7g28%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 10g20%
Vitamin A 411IU8%
Vitamin C 5mg6%
Calcium 34mg3%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Pamela Higgins

Pam Higgins, Certified Health Coach, AADP received her credentials from The Institute for Integrative Nutrition in 2010. Pam is the Founder of Total Health Counseling, LLC and She is a sensitive foodie and focuses on teaching clients about eating delicious food with pleasure. Pam will show you how to access your blueprint for healthy eating and lifestyle so you can be your best. Pam healed herself from years of chronic digestive and skin inflammation by accessing her own blueprint for healthy living and helps her clients find foods that nourish + balance their bodies. Pam lives in South Florida with her husband, Heman and dog, Cali. Contact Pam directly via email at