Quinoa Taco Salad

Karina's quinoa taco salad recipe with avocado and lime- gluten-free, vegan, flavorful and light. Fresh!

Karina's quinoa taco salad recipe with avocado and lime- gluten-free, vegan, flavorful and light. Fresh!

Taco Salad Days


Looking for a fresh idea for a summer picnic or backyard get-together? This cool and breezy quinoa taco salad might be just what you're craving. Laced with lime juice and sea salt, the combo of fluffy quinoa and ripe avocado, spiked with red onion and sunny sweet pepper, served on a crisp bed of romaine lettuce, is a light and healthy twist on the salsa drenched bean and cheese heavy taco salads so ubiquitous years ago.

It's a total win for gluten-free vegans and vegetarians.

And let's face it.

QuinoaLime quinoa salad with taco seasonings and corn chips is much more hip than canned re-fried beans.

The inspiration for a quinoa taco salad was sparked over on the Gluten-Free Goddess Facebook page. Reader (and long distance friend) Patsy commented on a thread about Memorial Day picnic salads, mentioning her current fave, quinoa taco salad.

We all perked up. 

Quinoa? As a taco salad? Brilliant. 

Patsy generously shared her recipe with me. It called for diced tomatoes, black beans and cheese, so I revamped the flavors to create a FODMAPs-friendly dairy-free vegan version. Quinoa is a complete vegetarian protein, so you really don't need the black beans (as a complementary protein), unless, of course, you're fond of those fiber rich little beauties in your quinoa salad.




Quinoa Taco Salad


Seasoning: 

I kept the seasoning simple, relying on my favorite New Mexican inspired pairing of lime juice and sea salt.

I made this for Steve- who added a crumbled, hard boiled huevo to his plate and a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil.

He deemed it blogworthy.


Quinoa taco salad with avocado and lime

Karina's Quinoa Taco Salad Recipe

By Karina Allrich May 2010.

My vegan quinoa taco salad is sans tomatoes. And bean-free. But if you love black beans with a white hot passion, add 'em in. You can also add crumbled goat cheese on top, if you desire.

You'll need:

1 cup quinoa, rinsed, then cooked in two cups water (I use a rice cooker to do this; here's how.)

Fluff the cooked quinoa with a fork. Scoop into a bowl.

Ingredients:

Extra virgin olive oil, as needed
Juice from 2 medium, juicy limes
Sea salt, to taste
2-3 tablespoons fresh chopped cilantro or parsley
1 half small red or purple onion, diced fine
1 small yellow bell pepper, cored, seeded, diced fine
1 cup roasted corn kernels (I used frozen, roasted on a cookie sheet for 6-7 minutes, then cooled)
1 large head of crisp romaine lettuce, washed, dried, sliced crosswise
Gluten-free tortilla chips
1 large avocado, pitted, peeled, diced

Instructions:

Drizzle the cooked quinoa with extra virgin olive oil and toss to coat. Squeeze on fresh lime juice and toss again. Season with sea salt, to taste.

Add in the fresh chopped cilantro, diced red onion, diced yellow pepper, and roasted corn kernels. Stir lightly to distribute. Taste test for seasoning adjustments.

Line four salad bowls or plates with the fresh romaine. Spoon the quinoa salad on the center of the lettuce. Add the diced avocado to each plate. Tuck in a few tortilla chips around the edges.

Serve with an extra lime wedge.

Serves 4.

 photo Print-Recipe.png




Recipe Source: glutenfreegoddess.blogspot.com

All images & content are copyright protected, all rights reserved. Please do not use our images or content without prior permission. Thank you. 


More Options:


Add a cup of chilled, drained black beans, if you like your taco salad super hearty.

Add sliced red or yellow cherry or grape tomatoes, if you desire.

Sprinkle with the cheese of your choice.

Serve with your favorite salsa on the side.

Reader Michelle suggests adding diced mango. Sounds yum.

If onions are a FODMAP-No-No for you, omit them.


Gluten free quinoa taco salad

.

|BAKE SOME MUFFINS$type=two$h=0$meta=0$rm=0$snip=0

|BAKING BREAD$type=left$va=0$count=3

|ALMOND FLOUR$type=right$va=0$count=3

TASTE$type=one$count=1

Name

almond almond flour aphrodisiac appetizer apple artichoke hearts asparagus avocado awareness banana bars beef biscotti biscuits blueberry bones bread breakfast breakfast bars broken hip brownies brunch buckwheat budget cabbage cake carob carrot cashew cream casserole celiac celiac awareness celiac disease cereal cherry chicken chili chocolate chocolate cake chocolate chip Christmas cinco de mayo cobbler coconut coconut milk coffee cake cookbook cookie bars cookies cooking by the seasons copyright cornbread cornmeal cottage pie crackers cranberries cupcakes dairy-free detox diet dinner dinner ideas dip disclaimer donuts easy ebook eggplant eggs enchiladas eye candy Farmers Market fish flatbread food allergies frittata fruit crisp game day ginger gluten free goddess gluten free pancakes gluten free recipes gluten free soup gluten-free baking gluten-free baking mixes gluten-free bloggers list gluten-free meatloaf gluten-free oats gluten-free pesto gluten-free salad dressing gluten-free soup gluten-free vegetarian grain-free grains granola green chile guacamole help holidays hospital how to how to live gluten-free hummus humor ice cream irish soda bread Italian kale latkes lemon life los angeles love love foods low sugar mac n cheese marriage meatballs meatless monday meatloaf Mediterranean Diet mother's day muffins New Mexico New Mexico Inspired Newsweek no xanthan gum paleo pancakes party pasta peach peaches peanut butter pesto picnic recipes pie pineapple pizza polenta popsicles potato potato salad potatoes privacy policy pumpkin quiche quick bread quinoa quinoa bars quinoa flakes raw recipes rhubarb rice risotto roasted vegetables rolls salad salad dressings salmon salsa Santa Fe Santa Monica sauce sausage scones shepherd's pie shepherds pie shrimp side dish slow cooker smoothie snacks snow soda bread soup squash stew stir-fry strawberry stuffing substitutions sugar-free summer soup sweet potato tea bread Thanksgiving tips today's recipe tomatoes top ten travel turkey vaccine vanilla vegan vegan ice cream vegan pesto vegan recipe vegetable vegetarian waffles whole grain whole grains winter yeast-free bread zucchini
false
ltr
item
Gluten-Free Goddess®: Quinoa Taco Salad
Quinoa Taco Salad
Karina's quinoa taco salad recipe with avocado and lime- gluten-free, vegan, flavorful and light. Fresh!
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-WePGf2IUEOQ/VUxUaTBt9fI/AAAAAAAAE0Q/ktS_yCt7lNE/s1600/Quinoa_Taco_Salad22-Poster.jpg
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-WePGf2IUEOQ/VUxUaTBt9fI/AAAAAAAAE0Q/ktS_yCt7lNE/s72-c/Quinoa_Taco_Salad22-Poster.jpg
Gluten-Free Goddess®
http://glutenfreegoddess.blogspot.com/2010/05/quinoa-taco-salad.html
http://glutenfreegoddess.blogspot.com/
http://glutenfreegoddess.blogspot.com/
http://glutenfreegoddess.blogspot.com/2010/05/quinoa-taco-salad.html
false
19281824
UTF-8
Not found VIEW ALL Read more Reply Cancel reply Delete By Home PAGES POSTS View All YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE LABEL ARCHIVE SEARCH ALL POSTS Not found Back Home Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat January February March April May June July August September October November December Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec just now 1 minute ago $$1$$ minutes ago 1 hour ago $$1$$ hours ago Yesterday $$1$$ days ago $$1$$ weeks ago more than 5 weeks ago Followers Follow THIS CONTENT IS PREMIUM Please share to unlock Copy All Code Select All Code All codes were copied to your clipboard Can not copy the codes / texts, please press [CTRL]+[C] (or CMD+C with Mac) to copy