Tex-Mex Quinoa Salad Recipe

Tex-Mex Quinoa Salad Recipes

  • PREP 20 mins
  • COOK 20 mins
  • READY IN 2 hrs 40 mins


Original recipe makes 5 cups

  •  1 cup quinoa
  •  2 cups water
  •  1 teaspoon kosher salt
  •  1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  •  2 tablespoons olive oil
  •  1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  •  1 (14 ounce) can diced tomatoes with green chile peppers, drained
  •  1 (14 ounce) can garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
  •  1 bunch cilantro, chopped
  •  2 avocados, cubed
  •  1/4 cup crumbled cotija cheese


  1. Bring quinoa, water, and salt to a boil in a saucepan. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until the quinoa is tender, 20 to 25 minutes. Meanwhile, stir together the lime juice, olive oil, pepper, diced tomatoes, and garbanzo beans. When the quinoa is done, stir it into the tomato mixture, then cool in refrigerator until cold, about 2 hours
  2. When the quinoa is cold, fluff with a spoon, and gently fold in the cilantro, avocados, and cheese.
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