6-Ingredient Mexican-Style Quinoa Salad

4.80 from 5 votes

Dish up and enjoy!

This plant-based recipe is perfect for lunch or dinner!

Quinoa can make any salad extra special with the nutrients it imparts. Considered one of nature’s best superfoods, it’s packed with vitamins and minerals that are essential for our health. It’s rich in heart-healthy monounsaturated fats, omega-3 fatty acids, manganese, vitamin E, and many other wonderful nutrients. This 6-Ingredient Mexican-Style Quinoa Salad contains an incredible mixture of flavors. Zesty tomato salsa, fiber- and protein-rich black beans, and superfood avocado burst with flavor and amp up the salad’s nutritional value. Add a can of corn to make this nutritious salad filled with colors, flavors, and nutrients pop. Dish up and enjoy!

celebrate cinco de mayo with this incredible mix of flavor - the 6-Ingredient Mexican-Style Quinoa Salad

4.80 from 5 votes

6-Ingredient Mexican-Style Quinoa Salad

Enjoy this quinoa salad that's rich in fiber and other essential nutrients.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Yield 4 people
Serving Size 0.75 cup
Course Dinner, Lunch, Salad
Cuisine Universal


  • 1/2 cup quinoa dry, pre-rinsed
  • 15 ounces black beans can, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup salsa no sugar added
  • 1 cup corn kernels
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 avocado peeled and small diced


  • Add 1 cup water and quinoa to a medium pot and bring to a rolling boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to a simmer, cover and cook until most moisture is absorbed, about 12-15 minutes. Turn off heat and leave covered quinoa on burner for 5 minutes.
  • Add to cooked quinoa, black beans, salsa, corn, and chili powder. Add salt and pepper to taste. Toss to combine then add diced avocado and gently toss. Add salad to a serving dish and serve. Salad can also be enjoyed cold.
  • Enjoy!

Nutrition Information

Serving: 0.75cup | Calories: 323kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 630mg | Fiber: 15g | Sugar: 4g |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 5
Keywords Budget-Friendly, Vegetarian

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Rowena Dumlao-Giardina

Rowena is a recipe developer and food & travel writer/photographer from Italy with Asian roots. Creating healthy dishes in her own kitchen is priority. She believes there is nothing more satisfying than knowing that her family is eating natural & nutritious meals.

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  1. Yum! I whipped this up for lunch and it’s SO good! I used a drained can of corn (the whole thing) and a 15.5oz can of salsa. I didn’t have chili powder, so I added dried cilantro, cumin, and salt. Really good!5 stars

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