Quinoa Recipes: Healthy Quinoa & Veggie Salad

The best DETOX quinoa salad -- such healthy and delicious ingredients that are so good for you and help detox your body. Recipe from chelseasmessyapron.comThe best DETOX quinoa salad -- such healthy and delicious ingredients that are so good for you and help detox your body. Recipe from chelseasmessyapron.com
A super healthy “detox” quinoa and veggie salad made with all natural ingredients that are good for you and help to detox your body!A super healthy “detox” quinoa and veggie salad made with all natural ingredients that are good for you and help to detox your body!

A delicious and healthy quinoa recipe made with all-natural ingredients.

On a quinoa kick? Make sure to check out my delicious collection of other quinoa recipes as well, such as this quinoa salad, these crockpot quinoa tacos, and this quinoa soup!

Detox Quinoa Salad and plenty of quinoa recipes

Detox Quinoa Salad and plenty of quinoa recipes

It’s no secret that I LOVE quinoa:) And luckily so does my whole family; we eat it in our house ALL THE TIME. Come over to dinner to my house during the week and there’s a good chance there’s a quinoa recipe being made!

So I know what you’re thinking…

So what’s the deal with quinoa recipes anyway?

Not only do I think quinoa tastes GREAT, it’s considered a superfood – meaning it’s exceptionally healthy and good for you.

Many people use it as a substitute for white rice, and the great thing is that it’s much healthier than regular white rice: it has much fewer calories and carbohydrates than rice, with much more fiber and protein. All good things!

It also pairs exceptionally well with a lot of dishes, and can be right at home in a variety of meals – such as this salad!

Everyone on-board the quinoa train now??

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This salad is a perfect combination of a healthy serving of quinoa, along with other healthy ingredients and vegetables. And the best part? It actually tastes good. Really good:)

I hope you love this salad as much as we do, and be sure to check out my other quinoa recipes below. Enjoy! 🙂

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Quinoa Recipes: Healthy Quinoa & Veggie Salad

A delicious and healthy quinoa recipe made with all-natural ingredients.

Course: Main Course

Cuisine: Healthy

Keyword: quinoa recipes

Servings: 6 servings

Calories: 131 kcal

Author: Chelsea Lords

Ingredients

  • 1 cup quinoa thoroughly rinsed
  • 2 cups water
  • 3-4 ounces spinach, stems removed and coarsely chopped
  • 1 can (15 ounces) corn, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 5-6 green onions, chopped
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, finely chopped
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 large limes, juiced
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes

Instructions

  1. Follow package instructions to cook the quinoa. Transfer to a large bowl and aside to cool completely.

  2. To the bowl with the cooled quinoa, add the chopped spinach, rinsed corn, rinsed black beans, cherry tomatoes, chopped green onions, and finely chopped cilantro.

  3. In a small bowl whisk together the lime juice, olive oil, about 1 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper, ground cumin, and red pepper flakes. Pour over the salad and toss to coat.*

  4. Store leftovers in the fridge in an airtight container.

Recipe Notes

*Only add dressing to what you plan on eating in the same day. Unfortunately, this salad doesn’t sit super well with the dressing. If you are planning to have leftovers, toss only what you’ll being eating on day 1 with the dressing. Other than that, this salad can store in the fridge pretty well for up to 3 days. 

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