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Mexican Quinoa Salad

This healthy Mexican Quinoa Salad is gorgeous, full of bright colours and flavours, fluffy quinoa and just the right amount of spices. It can be made ahead of time and served at a party, put together as a lunch option, prepared as part of a meal prep or served as a side dish. It is naturally gluten-free and healthy!



What is Mexican Quinoa Salad

A Mexican Quinoa Salad has the perfect mix of flavours and textures. It combines fluffy cooked quinoa, black beans and corn and a variety of fresh salad vegetables. The homemade dressing is simple and easy to make but packed with Mexican flavours of lime, garlic, cumin and cayenne pepper.


Watch How to Make It

How to make this Mexican Quinoa Salad
  1. Cook the quinoa. Here is my How to Cook Quinoa recipe.

  2. Combine the dressing

  3. Chop and prepare all the vegetables

  4. Finish the Salad - toss all the ingredients together.

  5. Serve cold or at room temperature.


What else can I add or swap?

This salad is very versatile and the ingredients can be substituted for others:

  • Capsicum, cucumbers and tomatoes can be swapped for a tray of diced baked vegetables such as mushrooms, zucchini, pumpkin and sweet potato.

  • Black beans can be swapped for pinto or red kidney beans.

  • Corn can be swapped for yellow capsicum or green peas