Tortilla Quinoa Salad With Lime Cilantro Dressing Recipe

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Blogger Wendy Polisi of CookingQuinoa is a master of the tiny little super-seed, which is why we were excited to receive a quinoa cooking book with recipes besides salads. Quinoa salad is awesome though. Particularly this one, which employs our favorite taco salad ingredients in a much healthier application.

Reprinted with permission from The Gluten-Free Quintissential Quinoa Cookbook

Tortilla Quinoa Salad With Lime Cilantro Dressing Recipe
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  • 6 corn tortillas
  • olive oil spray
  • 3 cups chopped romaine lettuce
  • 2 cups cooked quinoa
  • 1 1/2 cups cooked black beans
  • 1 cup cherry or grape tomatoes
  • 1 medium red onion
  • 1 avocado
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup (or other liquid sweetener)
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 jalapeno
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cut tortillas in half and then into ΒΌ-inch strips. Place on a baking sheet and spray with olive oil spray. Salt and pepper to taste. Bake about 10 minutes, turning half way through.
  2. Meanwhile, if using chia gel in place of the oil in the dressing, combine chia seeds and water. Stir well and set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, combine lettuce, quinoa, black beans, tomatoes, red onion and avocado.
  4. Make dressing by combining all ingredients in a food processor or blender and processing until smooth.
  5. Toss salad with desired amount of dressing and top with tortilla strips.
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