Mexican Quinoa Salad

With Thanksgiving only a few days away, I’m sure there are many people getting ready to travel! This is a great recipe to help clean out your refrigerator and a few pantry items before you leave. This recipe is full of fresh ingredients and tastes that will keep you full and energized for your day. I suggest adding it to your weekly meal prep every now and then too! I just recently shared this recipe with my sister, Megan, who made it for her two-day school week before she heads out of town! I hope you enjoy it as much as we do.


  • 1 1/2 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1/4 cup diced green peppers
  • 1/4 cup diced red peppers
  • 1 15oz can black beans
  • 1 15oz can whole kernel corn
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped green onions
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup fresh chopped cilantro

Dressing (optional):

  • 1 cup ranch dressing (I love all of the Marzetti dressings)
  • 2 tbsp Siracha (Feel free to add more if you want an extra kick!)


  1. Cook quinoa according to package directions. Fluff and set aside.
  2. Add in the rest of the ingredients, and toss with a spatula.
  3. Garnish with your dressing of choice, avocados, extra cilantro, and enjoy. Feel free to add some grilled chicken and serve it for dinner too!

About Alyssa Janis

Hi Everyone! Welcome to my Lifestyle Blog! Thank you so much for coming to my site to learn a little more about me and our family. I am 29 years old, (oh my goodness almost 30...), and have been married to my amazing husband, Jeff, for five years. I am also a mom! Carter James is our adorable, little blondie who is three, and Payton Jeanne is our baby girl who just turned one this past July. Bella is our yellow lab, and Chuckles is our cat. Of course I had to mention the fur babies because I'm sure they will come up in this blog at some point. I've been wanting to start a blog for quite some time now, and I think God finally gave me the courage to do it. I have always enjoyed writing, and while this is new to me, I'd love to share a little more about my life with you. My hope is for you to read this blog and feel like you're having normal conversation with me, so feel free to ask questions and make comments! I look forward to sharing our former NFL family life, mommy tips, recipes, favorite bible verses, and more. Looking forward to sharing the next play with you!

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