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Quinoa Mexican Salad

Quinoa Mexican Salad


* 6-8 cups Mixed Greens

* 1 cup cooked quinoa

* 1 cup fresh or canned corn

* 1 cup cooked black beans

* 1/4 cup red onion, diced

* 1 mango or 1 peach diced

* 1 medium or large tomato diced

* 1 ear steamed corn cut off cob

* 1 orange, segmented

* 1 ripe avocado, chopped

* 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped or torn


* 1 ripe avocado

* 1 large lime, juiced

* 6 Tbsp orange juice

* 2 to 4 tsp hot sauce

* 1/4 tsp cumin powder

* 1/8 tsp chili powder

* pinch each kosher salt and black pepper

* 1 Tbsp fresh minced cilantro (optional)

* 4 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil


1. Begin preparing quinoa first by thoroughly rinsing 1 cup quinoa in a fine mesh strainer, then bringing to a boil with 1.5 cups water in a small saucepan. Once boiling, reduce heat to simmer, cover and cook on low for 15-20 minutes.

2. Meanwhile, prepare salad ingredients by chopping vegetables, segmenting orange, chopping mango or peach and warming black beans and seasoning with a pinch or each garlic powder and cumin

3. Prepare dressing add all ingredients to a blender or food processor and blending until smooth, scraping down sides as needed. Taste and adjust seasonings as needed. I always add more hot sauce, orange juice and salt.

4. if you prefer to use a vinaigrette, leave out the avocado and simply whisk all ingredients together in a bowl. Taste and adjust seasonings as needed.

5. Either plate salad and serve with dressing on the side.

6. Leftovers keep for up to a few days, though best when fresh.


The body always knows what to do to heal itself. The challenge is listening and doing what your body needs. I was diagnosed with Osteoarthritis in 2012, Avascular Necrosis aka Osteonecrosis in my knee in 2014 and Factor V Leiden hetero, and Spondylolisthesis 2016 Health Advocate-Health Activist-World Changer Love photography, cooking, hiking, walking ,traveling and learning to live a new normal since my diagnosis. My Links Facebook Main Profile Main Blog Twitter - Instagram - and Support Group Avascular Necrosis/Osteonecrosis Support Int’l Awareness for Avascular Necrosis & Other Conditions of The Bone and Joints Avascular Necrosis Awareness Day November 29 – working with elected officials to get this recognized in all states Avascular Necrosis-Osteonecrosis Knowledge and Education Facebook Link

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