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Zesty Latin Crispy Quinoa Salad by enrilemoine
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5 from 32 votes

Zesty Latin Quinoa Salad

This delicious, crispy so full of flavor zesty quinoa salad makes a protein packed lunch. It can be served as an appetizer or side dish.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Refrigerate30 mins
Total Time52 mins
Course: Salads
Cuisine: Latin
Keyword: How to make Latin quinoa salad, How to make quinoa salad, Latin Quinoa Salad, Latin Quinoa Salad Recipe, Quinoa Salad, Zesty Latin Quinoa Salad, Zesty Quinoa Salad, Zesty Quinoa Salad Recipe
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 178kcal
Author: Enri


  • 2 cups of quinoa cooked
  • 1 cup red bell pepper finely diced
  • 1 cup red onion finely chopped
  • ¼ cup of jalapeño pepper finely chopped
  • 2 cups of cilantro leaves chopped
  • 1 can of organic black beans rinsed and drained
  • 1 can of sweet corn kernels drained

For the Vinaigrette

  • 1/3 cup of extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons of fresh lime juice
  • 3 tablespoons of red wine vinegar
  • the zest of a lime
  • pink salt from the Himalayas


  • In a big bowl add all the ingredients for the salad and stir well.
  • In a small bowl, add all the ingredients for the vinaigrette and mix with a fork to emulsify.
  • Add the vinaigrette to the salad and mix to combine.
  • Cover and refrigerate at least for 1 hour before serving.



This salad can be prepared one or two days in advance, and it last up to 5 days when refrigerated in an airtight container.


Serving: 0.75cup | Calories: 178kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 8mg | Potassium: 182mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 883IU | Vitamin C: 31mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 1mg