Quinoa Taco Salad

Hearty quinoa, crunchy bell peppers, sweet tomatoes, creamy avocado, filling black beans, and your favorite zesty salsa all come together in a make-ahead lunch that will last all week long (or serve a crowd!).  

Quinoa Taco Salad | Treble in the Kitchen

Hey friends!  I apologize for the short hiatus, but it’s finals season (took my second exam yesterday!) so, I’m really dedicating most of my energy to studying.

Even though I’m hitting the books hard, I still wanted to pop in for a quick Recipe Redux day!

This month, the theme is all about lunch.

Limpin’ Along for Lunch:

Ever get in a lunch rut?  Need new ideas for packing your kids’ or your own lunch?  Are packable noontime options dwindling? Surely you’ve met the ‘What shall I pack for lunch?’ question head-on with creative ideas.  Please share your healthy lunch recipe – so we can swap it into our own routine.

While I don’t pack my own lunch, I do put together tasty lunches for Brian each week!  This quinoa taco salad has been in our lunchtime rotation for quite some time.

Quinoa Taco Salad from Treble in the Kitchen

This salad is super easy to make and it can be made at the beginning of your week to serve as lunches all week long!

We typically serve this taco salad over a bed of spinach or romaine.  Brian loves eating it with a side of tortilla chips.  Plantain chips would be another great side (instead of the tortilla chips), some fruit, and your lunch box should be good to go!

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Voila! Lunch has been served:

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Hearty quinoa, crunchy bell peppers, sweet tomatoes, creamy avocado, filling black beans, and your favorite zesty salsa all come together in a make-ahead lunch that will last all week long (or serve a crowd!).
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Recipe type: Vegetarian, gluten free
Cuisine: Mexican, Lunch, Vegetarian, Vegan
Serves: 5 servings
Ingredients
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • 1 bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 avocado, sliced into small pieces
  • 1 cup of your favorite salsa
  • 1 15 oz can of black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 Tbsp cumin
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 2 cups of cooked and cooled quinoa
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, combine the cherry tomatoes, bell pepper, avocado, salsa, black beans, cumin and lime. Gently stir until combined.
  2. Incorporate the quinoa into the veggie and salsa mixture.
  3. Store in an airtight container and serve over a bed of greens.

Quinoa Taco Salad from Treble in the Kitchen

Comments

  1. I am always looking for new recipes for quinoa/to add quinoa to. This is right down my alley!

  2. Love recipes like this- quick, easy, delicious and vegetarian!

  3. Taco salad is my favourite! Great idea to add quinoa, I’ll try that next time

  4. Such a classic dish! Everyone loves a mexican quinoa dish!

  5. Great dish! Thanks for sharing Tara! I followed your recipe and made it for dinner tonight! I added some halved almonds too! 😉

  6. Love me a good taco salad! We do Mexican night in our house at least once a week and this is definitely getting added to the rotation! Thanks 🙂

  7. What a perfect lunch salad! Love the combo of quinoa and taco seasoning… yum!

  8. Made this tonight! I added extra bell pepper since I’m not into tomatoes and carrots! Mostly because I love them.

  9. Mmm I love taco salads – great idea to add quinoa!

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