serving mexican quinoa salad

Mexican Quinoa Salad with Cilantro Lime Dressing

Salads don’t have to be boring. Try this Mexican Quinoa Salad with Cilantro Lime Dressing for a delicious, filling, veggie-packed meal! Topped with a creamy dressing, it’s sure to satisfy your savory meal cravings.

Prep: 15Cook: 15Total: 30 minutes
Yield 8 servings 1x



  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1/2 diced red onion
  • 1 can corn, rinsed
  • 1 can black beans, rinsed
  • 2 peppers, diced (I used one red + yellow)
  • 1 jalapeno, deseeded and diced
  • 1/3 packed cup cilantro, chopped.


  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup lime juice (fresh squeezed)
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro


  1. In a pot, add quinoa and veggie broth. Bring to a boil.
  2. Once at a boil, cook for ~15 minutes or until all liquid is absorbed and quinoa is fluffy. Use a fork to fluff.
  3. Prepare all vegetables and cilantro and combine in a large mixing bowl.
  4. Add in quinoa and stir to combine.
  5. For the dressing, mix all ingredients together in a small mixing bowl.
  6. Pour overtop of the quinoa mixture. Stir to combine.
  7. Serve at room temperature and store in fridge.
Author: Erin MorrisseyCategory: Side DishMethod: stovetopCuisine: MexicanDiet: Gluten Free