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This salad builds on quinoa's South American origins by adding other ingredients native to the Americas—beans, corn, and peppers—plus Southwestern seasonings. Look for quinoa next to other grains in your supermarket.

Roxanne Chan, Albany, California
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Recipe Summary

Yield:
Makes 6 servings
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a 2- to 3-quart pan over high heat, bring quinoa and 2 1/2 cups water to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, until water is absorbed, 10 to 15 minutes. Rinse to cool; drain well.

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  • Meanwhile, in a bowl combine lime juice, oil, cumin, beans, corn, jicama, roasted peppers, cilantro, onion, and chili. Mix in quinoa, then season to taste with salt. Spoon over lettuce leaves.

Nutrition Facts

237 calories; calories from fat 17%; protein 8.7g; fat 4.6g; saturated fat 0.5g; carbohydrates 44g; fiber 9.2g; sodium 190mg; cholesterol 0mg.
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