Mexican Quinoa Salad with Orange Lime Dressing

Salad (Place all ingredients in a large bowl.)
5 to 6 cups mixed greens
1 cup cooked quinoa (red or white)
1 cup frozen corn
1 cup cooked black beans, seasoned with equal parts sea salt, cumin, chili, and garlic powder (save your bean liquid for the dressing)
¼ cup diced red onion
1 orange, segmented
½ ripe avocado, chopped
¼ cup of fresh cilantro, chopped or torn

Dressing (Blend all ingredients until smooth.)
½ ripe avocado
1 large lime, juiced (about 4 TBSP)
2 TBSP orange juice concentrate or 4 TBSP fresh orange juice
1 to 2 tsp sweetener of choice (agave, maple syrup, honey)
1 to 2 tsp hot sauce
¼ tsp cumin powder
1/8 tsp chili powder
generous pinches of sea salt and black pepper
1 TBSP fresh minced cilantro
3 to 4 TBSP black bean liquid (from can or water)


  1. Pour salad dressing on salad.
  2. Toss to distribute evenly.
  3. Eat and enjoy!

Recipe adapted from Whitney’s Kitchen[i]