Quinoa Party Salad

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Quinoa Party Salad Recipe
Edward Pond

Mellissa Solin
Minneapolis, Minnesota

“I’m the person who brings the healthy and creative dish to a party – I like to challenge people to try new things. The Quinoa Party Salad is always a hit, boasting bright colors and fresh flavors, and it’s so easy to make!”

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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
10 min
20 min



  1. In a fine-mesh strainer, rinse quinoa thoroughly; drain well. In a medium saucepan, bring 4 cups water to a boil. Add quinoa, cover and reduce to a simmer. Cook for 10 to 15 minutes until water is absorbed. Let cool.
  2. Meanwhile, prepare dressing: In a small bowl, whisk oil, lime juice, cumin and pepper flakes until combined. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, combine corn, beans, bell peppers, jalapeño and cilantro. Add quinoa and stir to combine. Top with dressing, season with salt and black pepper and mix well. Serve cold or at room temperature.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size 1/8 recipe
  • Calories 364
  • Carbohydrate Content 56 g
  • Cholesterol Content 0 mg
  • Fat Content 10.5 g
  • Fiber Content 10 g
  • Protein Content 14 g
  • Saturated Fat Content 1 g
  • Sodium Content 46 mg
  • Sugar Content 3 g
  • Monounsaturated Fat Content 0 g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat Content 2 g