Quinoa can make any salad extra special with the nutrients it imparts. Considered one of nature’s best superfoods, it’s packed with vitamins and minerals that are essential for our health. It’s rich in heart-healthy monounsaturated fats, omega-3 fatty acids, manganese, vitamin E, and many other wonderful nutrients. This 6-Ingredient Mexican-Style Quinoa Salad contains an incredible mixture of flavors. Zesty tomato salsa, fiber- and protein-rich black beans, and superfood avocado burst with flavor and amp up the salad’s nutritional value. Add a can of corn to make this nutritious dish’s colors, flavors, and nutrients pop. Dish up and enjoy!
Yields: 8 servings | Calories: 212 | Total Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 465 | Carbohydrates: 31g | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 4g | Protein: 8g | SmartPoints: 6
- 1/2 cup dry quinoa, pre-rinsed
- 1 (15-ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed
- 1 cups salsa, no-sugar added
- 1 cup corn kernels
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 1 avocado, peeled and small diced