Quinoa Pico Salad

Lindsey Cook


I made variations of this salad all summer. Recently, I took it to a pot luck and had everyone asking me for the recipe. Since it has always been one of those "a little of this, a little of that" recipes, I decided I should probably try to write some of it down. Friends definitely loved this one. For full post see: lindscooks.blogspot.com/...rite.html


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15 Min
15 Min


  • 1 c
    quinoa, uncooked
  • 1 1/2 c
  • 1/2
    red onion, chopped
  • 3
    green onions, chopped
  • 4
    roma tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 can(s)
    black beans, drained
  • 2
    cobs of corn, kernels removed
  • 1
    hatch chile pepper, chopped
  • 1
    red bell pepper, chopped
  • 2
    limes, juiced
  • 1 tsp
    sea salt
  • 1 tsp
    cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/2 c
    cilantro, fresh, chopped

How to Make Quinoa Pico Salad


  1. Add water to a sauce pan. Bring water to a boil, add in quinoa and let simmer until water is completely absorbed.
  2. While quinoa is simmering, chop your vegetables. Add chopped vegetables to a bowl and pour in cooked quinoa.
  3. Add lime juice, salt, and spices. Adjust spices to taste. Garnish with cilantro.

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About Quinoa Pico Salad

Course/Dish: Other Salads
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy

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