Here's a delicious healthy spicy salad that is perfect for summertime!
Green Chile Quinoa Salad Recipe
- 1 cup of Red Quinoa, cooked
- 1/2 cup+ Green chiles, roasted, peeled and diced
- 2-3 cloves of garlic
- 1 cup of diced tomatoes
- 6 chopped green onions
- 1 cup of chopped fresh spinach
- 2 cups of roasted corn
- 2 cups of black beans
- 1 cucumber, diced
- Bunch of chopped cilantro (stems are ok, too!)
- 2 Limes, juiced
- 4 tbsp olive oil
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1 tsp red pepper flakes
- Diced avocado, if desired
Mix all ingredients together in a large mixing bowl, store in a glass dish in the refrigerator – it tastes even better after chilling for a couple hours, and lasts for a few days in the fridge. This is a great go-to snack anytime, it's great to cool off and refuel on hot summer days and is packed with fiber and vitamins. Enjoy!
Variations: Add any sweet peppers like purple bell peppers or Shishitos to this mix. If you like it extra spicy, you can also add hot peppers like Jalapenos or super hot peppers like finely chopped Carolina Reaper for added spice. (Careful, now!) You can also add zucchini and summer squash to this salad (goodness knows we have plenty of it), just dice it and throw it in!
Happy healthy eating!