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Southwestern Bean & Quinoa Salad With Cilantro-Lime Dressing

Whether it’s a quick side for the weeknight family dinner or a picnic or potluck, this Southwestern Bean & Quinoa combination is a delicious, good-for-you choice that’s as easy as 1-2-3.
Servings 4



  • 1 Can READ Southwestern Bean Salad 15oz
  • 1/2 Cup Cherry Tomatoes Halved
  • 1/2 Cup Yellow Cherry Tomatoes Halved
  • 1/2 Cup Chopped Tomatillos
  • 1/2 Cup Thin Bell Pepper Strips
  • 2 Cups Cooked Quinoa


  • 1 1/2 Tb. Canola Oil
  • 1 Tb. Fresh Lime Juice
  • 1/2 Tsp. Shredded Lime Peel
  • 1/8 Tsp. Cayenne Pepper (or to taste)
  • 1/4 Cup Cilantro Chopped



  • Drain bean salad.
  • Discard liquid or save for another use.
  • In large bowl, combine bean salad, tomatoes, tomatillos and bell pepper.


  • For dressing, whisk together oil, lime juice, peel and cayenne.
  • Stir in cilantro.
  • Toss with quinoa.
  • Add to bean salad mixture; toss lightly to combine.
  • Serve at room temperature or chilled.


Source: Family Features