Mexican Quinoa Salad Recipe by Olive Oil Marketplace


  • 3 tablespoons Olive Oil Marketplace Persian Lime Olive Oil divided into 1 tablespoons
  • 1/2 cup yellow onion chopped
  • 1 cup quinoa if not pre-washed, follow package instructions for rinsing
  • 1-2/3 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 teaspoon salt divided into 1/2 teaspoons
  • 1 cup tomatoes chopped
  • 1-1/4 cups fresh cut cooked corn from 2 cobs
  • 2 scallions white and green parts, finely sliced
  • 1 small jalapeño pepper seeded and finely chopped
  • 1/3 cup fresh cilantro chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1 avocado cut into bite-sized chunks


  • Heat 1 tablespoon Persian Lime EVOO in a medium sauce pan over medium-low heat.

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    Add onions and cook, stirring frequently, until soft and translucent, about 5 minutes.

  • Add quinoa to onions and continue cooking, stirring constantly, for 3-4 minutes.

  • Add vegetable broth and stir in 1/2 teaspoon salt. Turn heat up to high and bring to a boil. Cover pan tightly with lid, turn heat down to low and simmer for 17-20 minutes, until liquid is absorbed and quinoa is cooked.

  • Transfer cooked quinoa to mixing bowl and chill in refrigerator.

  • When quinoa is cool, add remaining tablespoons of Persian Lime EVOO, tomatoes, corn, scallions, jalapeno, cilantro, remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt and lime juice.

  • Taste and adjust seasoning if necessary.

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    Right before serving, scatter avocado chunks over top.

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