Red Pepper and Lime Quinoa Salad

An easy and nutritious, nutty quinoa salad packed with red pepper and lime and is the perfect make ahead meal!

Red Pepper and Lime Quinoa Salad | The Housewife in Training FIles

It’s Monday Tuesday and we are talkin’ salads.

Red Pepper and Lime Quinoa Salad | The Housewife in Training FIles

Nevermind the fact that I am joining the National Salad Month a tad bit late, but you shouldn’t hold that against the deliciousness that is going on with this Red Pepper and Lime Quinoa Salad.

Salads that lack any form of lettuce and have a grain as that star, are one of my favorite salads to make as they are easy to prepare, you can add just about anything you desire and the flavor intensifies over time. Read as, a big win!

Red Pepper and Lime Quinoa Salad | The Housewife in Training FIles

Red Pepper and Lime Quinoa Salad | The Housewife in Training FIles

I realized that when you put a large bowl of just quinoa in front of a male, they resemble a 5 year old pushing around their vegetables, dreading the fact that they actually have to consume them before getting up from the table. After this occurrence happening one too many times, I started to add mix in’s to amp up the flavor. And magically, the salad starting disappearing faster and faster as I added more goodness into the bowl.

Red Pepper and Lime Quinoa Salad | The Housewife in Training FIles

This recipe came to me as a healthier side dish for our loved Mexican night. We all know my love of salsa, nachos and margaritas! So with swimsuit season upon us, nutritious meals filled with veggies are a must. Crunchy red pepper plus bright lime and quinoa make for one delish make ahead salad that no one can resist!

Red Pepper and Lime Quinoa Salad | The Housewife in Training FIles

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Red Pepper and Lime Quinoa Salad
 
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An easy and nutritious, nutty quinoa salad packed with red pepper and lime and is the perfect make ahead meal!
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Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 1 cup coconut milk (or regular milk)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 lime
  • ½ tsp chile powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • ¼ cup packed, chopped cilantro
Instructions
  1. Prepare quinoa according to packages instructions, but using the coconut milk and water.
  2. Once quinoa is done cooking, remove from heat, add in red pepper, zest and juice of the 1 lime, chile powder, cumin, salt and pepper.
  3. Divide among 4 plates and garnish with cilantro.
Notes
*Salad tastes great once chilled overnight and holds for many days.

Comments

  1. says

    I’m pinning because Quinoa is one of my favorite side dishes. It’s packed with so many good vitamins and nutrients, including protein. Your salad looks so yummy! And your pictures are great!

    • says

      Oh thank you Christy! I agree…this dish is perfect for summer and won’t weigh you down! Thanks for stopping by!

  2. says

    I love, love quinoa salads…and I get that look from my hubby even when I add good stuff to mine! But, no worries, as I’m happy to have it all to myself….and I love the sound of your Mexican inspired version. I can see adding avocados, corn….all sorts of veggies. Now I’m getting hungry!

    • says

      Ugh…what is it with men and ‘new addition’s’, Liz?! But I agree with you…more for us! And I like where you are going with all the veggies! Next time :)

  3. says

    Yay for grain-based salads! I love them! And can never have enough variations! This sounds delicious – with the lime… yum!

    • says

      Yes! They never get old and such a new twist on the classic salad…sometimes I just need my carbs! Thanks for stopping by girl!

  4. says

    I love the add-ins in this dish! Nobody would push this away in my household and if they did I would gladly consume it! I love that you used coconut milk, can’t wait to try this quinoa recipe!

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