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Quinoa Salad With Lime-Cilantro Dressing

By: Chelsea Clark for Natural Health Advisory
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Quinoa Salad With Lime-Cilantro Dressing
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Quinoa is a highly nutritious grain that's packed with tons of protein. Being naturally gluten-free, healthy, and vegan, recipes with quinoa are sure to be a crowd-pleaser at any potluck. This easy salad recipe for Quinoa Salad With Lime-Cilantro Dressing is ridiculously tasty and super simple to make. It is chock-full of spicy and refreshing flavors from the fresh cilantro, lime juice, and jalapeno peppers. With the addition of black beans to the quinoa, this healthy salad recipe is incredibly hearty, too. This colorful dish comes together in no time making it an easy-to-pack lunch for work or the perfect party salad.


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Cooking Time20 min


  • 2 cups quinoa
  • 3 1/2 cups water
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2/3 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1 bunch cilantro, chopped
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 bunch green onions, sliced
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 cans cooked black beans, drained and rinsed


  1. Place quinoa, water, and pinch of salt in a medium pot. Bring to a boil, then cover and let simmer for 20 minutes.

  2. Let quinoa cool by removing from pot and placing in a large container.

  3. Mix the olive oil, lime juice, cilantro, cumin and salt in a small bowl.

  4. Add green onions, jalapeno, bell pepper, and black beans to the cooled quinoa.

  5. Pour dressing over the mixture and toss to combine. Salt and pepper to taste.

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