Place your quinoa in a fine mesh colander and rinse thoroughly. This removes the bitter coating that is not at all tasty or welcome, so do not be tempted to skip this step!
In a medium sauce pan with a tight fitting lid, bring the water and rinsed quinoa to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to low and simmer for about 20 minutes. Remove from heat, all the liquid should be absorbed. Set side to cool.
Prepare your veggies.
Whisk all the dressing ingredients together, taste and adjust the chipotle and salt to your tastes if needed.
Toss the cooled quinoa, veggies, beans. and dressing together. Chill in the fridge for a couple hours, if you can wait that long!
Mexican Quinoa Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 241Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Vitamin A 500IU10%
Vitamin C 22.5mg27%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.