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Nutrition Facts

Calories 274
  Calories from Fat 68 (25%)
(12%)Total Fat 8g
(6%)Saturated Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
(0%)Cholesterol 1mg
(42%)Sodium 1014mg
(20%)Potassium 714mg
Total Carbohydrate 46g
(30%)Dietary Fiber 8g
Sugars 3g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(19%)Protein 10g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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Fiesta Quinoa Salad


  • 1 cup quinoa

  • 2 cups vegetable broth

  • 2 ears corn, roasted, kernels cut off cob (or 1 cup frozen corn)

  • 1 red bell pepper, roasted and chopped

  • 1 15 oz can black beans or soy beans, rinsed and drained

  • 3 scallions, chopped

  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro

  • 3 limes, juiced

  • 2 Tbs olive oil

  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin

  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper

  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper

Serve this colorful salad on a bed of leafy baby greens.


  • Combine the quinoa and broth in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil, cover, and simmer for 15 minutes or until tender.
  • In a large bowl, mix together the cooked quinoa, corn, pepper, beans, scallions, and cilantro.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the lime juice, olive oil, and seasonings. Pour over the quinoa mixture. Cover and chill for at least 30 minutes to let the flavors set.

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