Mexican Quinoa Salad

Mexican Quinoa Salad

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So when we got back from our respective trips last week, the first thing I added to our meal plan was a big Mexican salad.So healthy, filling and fresh – just what we both needed.We have a pretty standard taco salad we like to eat that includes black beans, guacamole, greens, tomato, onion, lime juice and salsa. But sometimes it’s good to switch things up.This 30-minute salad starts with a bed of leafy greens and is topped with super foods like quinoa, black beans and avocado. I think this would please vegans and non-vegans alike, and leftovers make a great lunch for the next day.Although it’s delicious as is, I would highly recommend crushing up some tortilla chips and putting them on top for extra crunch. I mean, come on – live a little.We hope you love this salad! We’d love to see what you come up with. Cheers!4.9 from 15 reviewsMexican Quinoa Salad with Orange Lime Dressing  PrintPrep time 15 minsCook time 15 minsTotal time 30 mins An easy, 30-minute mixed Mexican salad with quinoa, corn, black beans, avocado and a creamy orange, lime and chili dressing! Taste and adjust seasonings as needed. I added more hot sauce, orange juice and salt. TIP: if you prefer a vinaigrette, leave out the avocado and simply whisk all ingredients together in a bowl. Taste and adjust seasonings as needed.Either plate salad and serve with dressing on the side, or toss with dressing before serving. That dressing sounds like perfection to me!Reply Liz @ I Heart Vegetables says March 3, 2015 at 4:23 am It’s like all my favorite things in one bowl! It looks awesome (and still healthy!)Reply Anna Craig says March 3, 2015 at 4:51 am That dressing sounds (and looks) really good! I’ve never made my own dressing before.

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