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Mexican-Style Quinoa Salad
Posted By Wendy Polisi On September 14, 2011 @ 9:59 pm In Grain Salads,We Love Quinoa | 2 Comments
If you’re looking for a great quinoa salad that is pretty enough for company but easy enough for everyday meals, try this Mexican Quinoa Salad. It’s great served with baked sweet potatoes and vegan quesadillas.  Or pair it with one of VegKitchen’s warming fall harvest soups . Recipe and photo contributed by Wendy Polisi, reprinted from Cooking Quinoa . 
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, combine cooked quinoa, black beans, corn, tomato, red onion and pickled jalapeño.
Slice corn tortillas into narrow strips. Spray a baking sheet with olive oil and add tortilla strips. Spray again. Sprinkle with salt and pepper if desired. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes, until crispy. (Check often to make sure the tortillas don’t burn – I was using homemade tortillas* and they took closer to 15 minutes. I’m guessing store bought may not take as long.)
Meanwhile, in a blender or food processor, combine lime juice, chipotle chile, garlic, cilantro, olive oil, agave nectar, cumin, and salt. Process until mixture is smooth. Toss with quinoa mixture.
Plate quinoa and top with avocado and tortilla strips. (If making ahead, wait to put avocado and tortilla strips on at the last minute. Store leftover tortilla strips in an air tight bag, and return to oven to crisp if desired prior to serving.)
For lots of great quinoa recipes, including a downloadable book, go to Wendy Polisi’s Cooking Quinoa. 
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 Image: http://www.vegkitchen.com/recipes/glorious-grains/quinoa/mexican-style-quinoa-salad/attachment/mexican-quinoa-salad/
 quesadillas.: http://www.vegkitchen.com/kid-friendly-recipes/easy-healthy-recipes/easy-quesadillas-or-soft-tacos/
 fall harvest soups: http://www.vegkitchen.com/category/recipes/soups-for-all-seasons/fall-harvest-soups/
 Cooking Quinoa: http://www.cookingquinoa.net
 cooking quinoa.: http://www.vegkitchen.com/tips/we-love-quinoa/
 tortilla presses: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/asin/B00164T384/vegetariankit-20
 quinoa recipes: http://www.vegkitchen.com/category/recipes/glorious-grains/quinoa/
 grain salads.: http://www.vegkitchen.com/category/recipes/glorious-grains/grain-salads/
 Cooking Quinoa.: http://http://www.cookingquinoa.net/
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