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Southwestern Quinoa Salad with Creamy Avocado Dressing

Southwestern Quinoa Salad highlights the best flavors of summer - a mix of black beans, corn, and tomatoes atop a bed of quinoa, tossed in a Homemade Creamy Avocado Dressing
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 290 kcal

Ingredients

For The Salad

  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup quinoa , cooked
  • 1 can (15 ounces) corn kernels, drained and well rinsed
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, drained and well rinsed
  • 2 tomatoes , diced

For The Creamy Avocado Dressing

  • 1/2 avocado , peeled and pit removed
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice or lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt and fresh ground pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Prepare the quinoa by bringing 2 cups of water to a boil.
  2. Add in 1 cup quinoa, stir, reduce heat to a simmer and cover; cook for 15 minutes.
  3. In the meantime prepare your vegetables and the dressing.

For The Dressing

  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Adjust to taste.
  2. Place quinoa on a large plate and top with black beans, corn, and tomatoes.
  3. Serve with dressing on the side.

Recipe Notes

This salad can be served as an appetizer or a light lunch.

WW SmartPoints: 9

Nutrition Facts
Southwestern Quinoa Salad with Creamy Avocado Dressing
Amount Per Serving
Calories 290 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Cholesterol 3mg1%
Sodium 111mg5%
Potassium 554mg16%
Carbohydrates 33g11%
Fiber 5g20%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 580IU12%
Vitamin C 12.4mg15%
Calcium 70mg7%
Iron 2.3mg13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.