Mexican Quinoa and Kidney Bean Salad Recipe

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Salad Dressing Recipes: Top 50 Most Delicious Homemade Salad DressingsThis fun salad packs a real punch of flavor and texture. Great for kids and grown-ups alike, it makes an easily portable lunch just take a bag of tortilla chips with you alongside the salad container.

  • Yield: 2 Servings
  • Cooking Time: 20 Minutes


  • 0.33 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 14 oz (400 g) can red kidney beans, drained
  • 0.33 cup sweet corn
  • ½ red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, seeded and finely chopped
  • 6 slices pickled jalapeños, finely chopped
  • 1 avocado, pitted and cut into cubes
  • 1 head romaine lettuce
  • 1¾ oz (50 g) plain corn tortilla chips, crumbled, plus extra to serve
  • 1 lime, halved, to serve
How to Make It
  1. Rinse the quinoa under running water, drain, and place in a lidded saucepan. Add 1 cup of water to cover and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to a simmer, cover, and cook for 15–20 minutes or until almost all of the liquid has been absorbed and the quinoa is fluffy. Remove from the heat, drain any remaining water, and set aside to cool.
  2. Mix together the quinoa, kidney beans, sweet corn, onion, bell pepper, and jalapeños in a large bowl. Then add the avocado and mix lightly to combine.
  3. Roughly shred the lettuce and add to the bowl. Sprinkle the crumbled tortilla chips over the mixture and toss lightly. Transfer the salad to a serving plate. Serve with tortilla chips and lime halves to squeeze over the salad.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1
Nutritional Value Per Serving
555 kcal
Calories from Fat:
216 kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
24 g
Saturated Fat
4 g
Trans Fat
0.0 g
0.5 mg
57 g
Dietary Fiber
20 g
10 g
* Above mentioned %DVs (Percent Daily Values) are based on 2,000 calorie food intake.

DVs (Daily values) may be vary depending upon individuals daily calorie needs. Above nutritional values are estimates and should only be used as a guide for approximation. They are not recommendations. Calculations are based on average weight of 194 lbs. and ages of 19 to 50 years.

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