Mexican Quinoa Salad w/ Cilantro Lime Crema

Apr 5, 2021 11:33:12 AM Carly Hanellin

 Dress up your quinoa with delicious ingredients - corn, beans, tomatoes, peppers, cojita, and a cilantro lime crema. 
This plant protein-filled dish can be served as a main dish or a side. Make it in advance to save for your enjoyment all week long! 
 
Want some pairing suggestions the whole family will love? Try these to serve along with it:
 

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quinoasalad
 
Mexican Quinoa Salad

SERVES  4 SERVINGS
PREP TIME  15 MINS
COOK TIME  15 MINS

 

Ingredients
 

For Steamed Quinoa:

 
Quinoa 1 cup
Water 2 cup
Kosher Salt 1/2 tsp
   

For Mixing In:

 
Sunflower Oil 1/2 tsp
Onion - Diced 1/4" 2 tbsp
Red Bell Peppers - Diced 1/2" 1/4 cup
Chili Powder 1/8 tsp
Cumin 1/8 tsp
Canned Black Beans - Drained, Rinsed 3/4 cup
Tomatoes - Diced 1 cup
Corn 1/4 cup
Pickled Jalapeño Peppers 1/2 each
Fresh Cilantro 1 1/2 tbsp
Lime Juice 2 tsp
Cotija Cheese 2 tbsp
   

For Cilantro Lime Crema:

 
Sour Cream 1/2 cup
Lime Juice 1 tsp
Cumin 1 tsp
Kosher Salt 1 tsp
Fresh Cilantro - Finely Chopped 1 tsp
 
Directions
 
1. Cook quinoa according to directions. Set aside to let cool completely. 
 
2. Combine sour cream, lime juice, cumin and salt together in a mixing bowl, blend using a
hand blender. Stir in chopped cilantro and taste for seasoning. Set aside. 
 
3. Add oil to a sauce pot and add onion. Cook onion until translucent. Add chili powder and cumin; cooke for another minute or so, season with salt. 
 
4. Add the cooked onion mixture, black beans, corn, diced tomato, diced bell pepper and jalapeños to cooked quinoa. Toss well to combine. Add chopped cilantro and lime juice. Toss well to combine.

5. Garnish with cotija cheese and crema. Enjoy!

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