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Vegan Southwest Quinoa Salad Recipe
This spicy vegan southwest quinoa salad is packed with flavor and literally ready in no time.
It’s packed with a rainbow of veggies, extra protein from black beans, avocado, cilantro and lime!
This recipe is great for busy weeknights or for meal-prepping on Sunday nights for the week!
All you have to do to make this meal is cook your quinoa, chop your veggies and then mix everything together!
It’s super light but still hearty enough to give you energy all day long!
It has a nice balance of protein, carbs and fat which always keeps me full and makes me feel great.
Southwestern Quinoa Black Bean Bowl
I’m always looking for budget-friendly meals that incorporate whole foods.
This healthy meal has a rainbow of color and is super cheap to make!
The quinoa really helps to stretch out the other ingredients, and they are seasoned southwest style with flavors like cumin, smoked paprika and chili.
How to Make Healthy Vegetarian Quinoa
Prepping Your Ingredients
To make this super easy dish, you’ll want to start cooking your quinoa according to its package.
As that simmers, go ahead and chop your onion, peppers, cilantro, tomato and avocado and add to a bowl.
To this, add your corn, drained black beans and lime juice.
Combine and Mix Well
Once your quinoa is done, pour it into the bowl along with the season packet.
Mix everything well and you’re done! It’s ready to be served immediately or packed for lunch!
Quick and Easy High-Protein Salad
I love how all the flavors in this dish are so complimentary, and the lime juice really makes everything pop and taste so fresh!
For this recipe I used a McCormick® ONE packet from Meijer in the flavor Southwest Chicken and Vegetables (don’t worry, it’s vegan!) and it was so nice to not have to measure any spices, I just sprinkled the whole packet in and it was perfectly seasoned!
The packets are made with McCormick spices, have no artificial flavors, make for easy prep and clean up and seriously simplify cooking on busy nights.
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This healthy vegan southwest quinoa salad is packed with veggies, black beans, avocado and spice! Great for meal prep or a quick dinner!
- 3 Cups Cooked Quinoa (I used rainbow)
- 1 Can Black Beans, drained
- 1/2 Cup Corn
- 1/2 Cup Red Onion
- 1/2 Cup Cilantro
- 1/2 Orange Pepper
- 1/2 Yellow Pepper
- Juice From 2 Limes
- 2 Tomatoes
- 1 Avocado
- 1 Packet McCormick One Skillet Southwest Chicken & Vegetables
- Cook quinoa according to package.
- Chop red onion, cilantro, peppers, tomatoes and avocado, add to a bowl along with the drained black beans, corn and lime juice.
- Add quinoa and seasoning packet and mix well. Enjoy!
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 421Protein: 22g
11 thoughts on “Southwest Quinoa”
What a great way to use quinoa. Loving all the colours.
Thanks! I love easy quinoa salads. 🙂
This is my kind of dish – colorful, flavorful and quick!! It’s like you know my family and busy schedule!!
For sure! 🙂
This looks so hearty and comforting! I love the skillet spice packs from McCormick…love the flavor profile of this dish!
I love them too! Thanks!
I’m always up for Southwest quinoa. So easy, so delicious…and YAYYY for the nutrition! Thanks for sharing 🙂
Thanks so much. 🙂
Sounds perfect for a potluck or end of summer picnic.
Thank you! 🙂