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Gluten Free Dairy Free Santa Fe-Style Quinoa Salad

Gluten Free Dairy Free Santa Fe-Style Quinoa Salad makes a delicious side dish served with grilled chicken, burgers, and tacos or serve as a vegetarian main dish with sliced avocados.
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Gluten Free Dairy Free Santa Fe-Style Quinoa Salad

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups Water
  • ½ cups Salsa, Mild
  • 1 cup Quinoa
  • ½ teaspoons Cumin
  • ¼ teaspoons Salt
  • ⅛ teaspoons Black Pepper
  • 15 ounces drain and rinse Black Beans, Canned
  • 1 ¼ cups cook Corn, Frozen
  • 1 cup halve Cherry Tomatoes
  • ¼ cups slice Green Onion (Scallion)
  • 2 tablespoons seed and mince Jalapeño

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Nutritional Information

  • Not available.

Make It Now Cooking Directions

These directions are for cooking this recipe to serve immediately and NOT to freeze for later.

  1. In a saucepan, stir together water, salsa, quinoa, cumin, salt and pepper.
  2. Bring to a boil over high heat.
  3. Reduce the heat to medium, cover and simmer until the liquid is absorbed, about 15 to 20 minutes.
  4. Uncover pan and toss quinoa with a fork. Transfer mixture to a large bowl and let cool slightly.
  5. While still warm, add the remaining ingredients to the quinoa mixture, tossing well to combine.

Freeze For Later Cooking Directions

These directions help you cook or prepare this meal PRIOR to being frozen for serving later (see Serving Day Directions when you are ready to prepare it to eat).

Why would I want to freeze this?

  1. In a saucepan, stir together water, salsa, quinoa, cumin, salt and pepper.
  2. Bring to a boil over high heat.
  3. Reduce the heat to medium, cover and simmer until the liquid is absorbed, about 15 to 20 minutes.
  4. Uncover pan and toss quinoa with a fork. Transfer mixture to a large bowl and let cool slightly.
  5. While still warm, add the remaining ingredients to the quinoa mixture, tossing well to combine.
  6. Allow to cool completely.
  7. Divide among indicated number of freezer bags. Label and freeze.

Make From Frozen Serving Day Directions

These directions help you cook or reheat this meal AFTER it's been frozen for when you are ready to eat it.

  1. Serve warmed through or chilled.

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  1. I cooked this up this morning for lunch. My first attempt at making quinoa and this recipe is awesome! Sooo delicious and healthy. Thank you!

  2. When this recipe printed out with the Gluten and Dairy free October plan, it told me 1.33 cups of jalapenos! I’m glad I thought it was wrong and came to check here.Everything else I’ve made seems to be right and we’ve all liked what we’ve tried so far, thank you!

  3. Oh, my, this is fantastic! I had black beans with jalepenos and medium salsa, so I didn’t add any more jalepenos. It’s delicious, and I made it a complete Trim Healthy Mama meal by serving it over chicken breast! Thanks for sharing!!!

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