Southwest Quinoa Salad

I absolutely LOVE salad from Chipotle. I get mine with brown rice, black beans, the corn salsa and lots of guacamole, YUM!
I started making my own version of this salad, first by making a cilantro lime quinoa, then my own corn salsa. But after making my salad and stirring it up I realized there was no need for all these separate steps-it can all go in one bowl! Bam!

Here is my take on Chipotle salad.


2 cups cooked & cooled quinoa
1 can black beans
1 10 oz can white corn (or yellow corn)
1/2 cup diced red onion
1/2 cup diced cilantro (stems and leaves)
1/4 cup lime juice
2 teaspoons minced garlic
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt or to taste

In a large mixing bowl combine all ingredients adding the quinoa and beans last. Stir. Spoon mixture over a bed of mixed greens and top with guacamole.



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