Quinoa Mexican Salad with Feta, Beans and Tomatoes

Mexican Quinoa Salad

An easy gluten-free Mexian quinoa salad with lime dressing. 
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Mexican Quinoa Salad
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Refrigerate: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 281kcal
Author: Kristen Chidsey


  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 2 cups vegetable or chicken stock
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 red onion, minced
  • 2 cups black beans
  • 1 pint grape tomatoes halved
  • 1/3 cup minced cilantro
  • 1/2 cup feta crumbled

Lime Dressing

  • 2 limes zest and juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh garlic
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon paprika


For the Quinoa

  • Bring 2 cups of stock to a boil with a dash of salt (omit the salt if not using low sodium broth). Add in quinoa, reduce heat to medium-low, cover pan with lid, and simmer for 10-12 minutes or until quinoa has absorbed water and is tender. 

For the Lime Dressing

  • Whisk together the zest and juice of 2 limes with the oil and seasonings.

For the Mexican Quinoa Salad

  • Once quinoa has cooked add lime dressing and let cool completely.  Then mix in the tomatoes, onions, cilantro, feta and beans. 
Nutrition Facts
Mexican Quinoa Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 281 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 11mg4%
Sodium 750mg33%
Potassium 594mg17%
Carbohydrates 39g13%
Fiber 8g33%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 11g22%
Vitamin A 1050IU21%
Vitamin C 17.5mg21%
Calcium 109mg11%
Iron 3.2mg18%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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