Santa Fe Quinoa Salad

My family and I love quinoa. If you have never tried it, I highly recommend it!  It is almost like a cross between a noodle and rice.  It works perfectly in this Santa Fe Salad! Hope you like it as much as we do!

Serves: 6

Santa Fe Quinoa Salad

45 minPrep Time

45 minTotal Time

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  • 1 (15 ounce) can black beans (drained and rinsed)
  • 1/2 red bell pepper (chopped)
  • 2 ears fresh corn (cut off the cob)
  • 2 Tablespoons red onion (minced)
  • 2 Tablespoons cilantro (minced)
  • 1/2 cup quinoa (cooked)
  • 1/2 lime (juiced)
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 tomato (diced)
  • 1 avocado (diced)


  1. In a bowl add your black beans, red pepper, corn, onion, cilantro, and quinoa.
  2. Whisk together the lime juice, olive oil, garlic, salt, pepper, and honey together and toss over bean and corn mixture.
  3. Refrigerator for at least 30 minutes
  4. When ready to serve, add your tomato and avocado. Gently toss and combine well.


You can serve this just as a salad or you can serve it with crackers or chips.

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