Gluten Free Dairy Free Santa Fe-Style Quinoa Salad

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Ingredients

6 servings
  • 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)
  • ⅛ cups seed and slice Jalapeño

Freezer Containers

  • 6 Quart Freezer Bags

Directions

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

Freezing Directions

In a medium saucepan, stir together water, picante sauce, quinoa, cumin, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat to medium, cover and simmer until the liquid is absorbed, about 15 to 20 minutes. Uncover pan and toss quinoa with a fork. Transfer mixture to a large bowl and let cool slightly. While still warm, add the remaining ingredients to the quinoa mixture, tossing well to combine. Allow to cool completely. Divide among indicated number of freezer bags. Remove air, label & seal.

Serving Day Directions

Warm through. Serve warm or at room temperature. Note: the cherry tomatoes will have a softer texture after freezing. My family doesn't mind, however, if you prefer freeze the salad without the tomatoes. Add them after thawing and before serving.

Nutritional Information

Not Available

About This Recipe

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.

Meet The Cook

Mindy is a mother to 3 children, 1 in Heaven and 2 that she is blessed to raise here on Earth.  Her youngest suffered with many health issues, which led them to a gluten and dairy free diet.  She has always enjoyed cooking and freezer cooking became a wonderful way to have a healthy dinner on the table that the entire family can enjoy.

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