Southwest Quinoa Salad with Green Chile Avocado Dressing

May 19, 2022
for the quinoa:
1 Tbsp. olive oil
1 Tbsp. Hatch Red Chile Powder
1/2 tsp. cumin
1/2 cup quinoa
for the dressing:
1 large avocado, pitted and peeled
1 Tbsp. sour cream
2 Tbsp. Santa Fe Ole Hatch Green Chile
2 medium limes, juiced
salt and pepper to taste
for the salad:
2 ear corn, kernels removed
1/2 can black beans, rinsed and patted dry
1 medium yellow bell pepper, chopped
1/2 cup green onion, chopped
1 large handful cilantro, roughly chopped
1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
lime slices for serving

for the quinoa:
In a medium saucepan, heat the oil over medium high heat
Add chile powder and cumin and toast until fragrant, about 30 seconds
Add 1 cup water and the quinoa. Stir and increase to high heat
Bring to a boil, reduce heat to a simmer, cover and cook 15 minutes.
Fluff with a fork and set aside
for the dressing:
Combine avocado, sour cream, green chile, lime juice and 1/3 cup of water in a blender
Blend until smooth. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Set aside
for the salad:
In a large serving bowl, combine quinoa, corn, beans, bell pepper, green onion and tomatoes
Toss with dressing and top with chopped cilantro
Serve with lime slices

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