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Southwestern Quinoa Salad

  • Author: Cookies & Cups
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 20 mins
  • Yield: serves 4


  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • 1/2 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 1/4 cup Hellmann’s® or Best Foods® Vegan Carefully Crafted Dressing and Sandwich Spread
  • juice of one lime
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 cup corn kernels
  • 1 can (15 oz.) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • 1/2 cup diced tomato
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro


  1. In a small sauce pot bring broth and quinoa to a boil. Once boiling, reduce heat to simmer, cover and cook for 15 minutes until the quinoa is tender and liquid is absorbed. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
  2. In a small bowl whisk together the mayonnaise, lime juice, hot sauce, salt, garlic powder, and cumin. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl combine the cooled quinoa, black beans, avocado, tomato, and cilantro. Pour the mayonnaise dressing on top and stir to combine.
  4. Serve immediately or allow to chill for the flavors to com together.

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