Mexican Lime Quinoa Salad Recipe Plus 9 GREAT Salad Recipes from my Blogger Friends!

Can you believe I've never had quinoa before? My sister, Shannon got this recipe from a friend at work and we made it a few weekends ago when I was at her house visiting. Can we say delicious?? I love anything with Mexican flavors and this salad has that and more! It's also super healthy for you and great leftover for lunch the next day. Great for summer BBQ's!

Shannon has an awesome photography blog and she also took the pics for this post! Stop by and visit her at In Blurred Focus! You'll love it! :)

Also, after this recipe, you will find a great salad round up! Make sure to keep scrolling!


Mexican Lime Quinoa Salad (click here to print recipe)

What you need:
4 1/2 cups cooked quinoa, cooled (1 1/4 cup dry)
1- 15 ounce can black beans, rinsed and drained
1- 12 ounce bag frozen corn, thawed
1 cup yellow or orange bell pepper, diced
6 green onions, sliced
1/4 cup tightly packed cilantro, chopped
1 jalapeno, ribs and seeds removed and finely diced
1/3 cup fresh squeezed lime juice
2 tablespoons sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons cumin
2/3 cup olive oil
salt and pepper, as needed

Combine quinoa, beans, corn, bell pepper, onions, cilantro and jalapeno in a large bowl. In a smaller bowl, whisk together the lime juice, sugar, cumin, olive oil, salt and pepper until combined. Add the juice mixture to the quinoa and mix to combine. Add more salt and pepper if needed. Chill for 2 hours and serve. 

May is salad month and I got together with some of my favorite blogger friends and put together a Summer Salad Recipe Round Up with some really delicious salad recipes. I'm not sure which one I want to try first! It would be great if you would take a moment and pin some of your favorites you find here.....

1. Tzatziki Pasta Salad from Life Tastes Good 
2. Zesty Bread Salad with Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette from The Cookie Rookie 
3. Honey Dijon Spinach Salad from Grumpy's Honeybunch 
4. Berry Delicious Fruit Salad from Dizzy Busy and Hungry 
5. Orecchiette Greek Pasta Salad from Recipes, Food and Cooking 
6. Bacon Ranch Potato Salad from Num's the Word 
7. Jalapeno Popper Pasta Salad from Flavor Mosaic 
8. Super Salad from Memories By the Mile 
9. BLT Chopped Salad from Food Storage Moms 
10. Mexican Lime Quinoa Salad from Hot Eats and Cool Reads 

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Two years ago: Rhubarb and Strawberry Crisp

This recipe is shared at these blogs: Love Bakes Good Cakes, The Best Blog Recipes, A Dash of Sanity, The Chef Next Door, The Country Cook, Six Sisters StuffFlour Me with LoveThis Gal CooksInside BruCrew LifeFeeding BigKathe with an ECookin Mimi, Simple Living and EatingGooseberry Patch


  1. All of these recipes look so good!! =)
    Thanks for sharing! Pinned

  2. I got on the quinoa bandwagon late ..... lol. But I love it!! :) Scheduled this to pin!

  3. I loooove quinoa and this Mexican version has all my favourite ingredients in it, love it! Thanks for sharing over at the FB group :) pinned and stumbled!

  4. I love quinoa and this recipe looks great. I am going to have to try this one.

  5. This looks good! Mexican food is my favorite!


  6. This looks yummy. Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday.

  7. So many salads to choose from, but your Mexican Lime Quinoa salad sounds amazing!: ) Love how fresh it looks; would be interesting stuffing that inside a burrito instead of rice!

  8. I love all the flavors in this - looks absolutely delicious! I am excited for all the other salads too, thanks for sharing!

  9. I haven't seen you in a while at Foodie Friday. I would love it if you brought this dish by today.


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