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Thermomix warm Mexican quinoa salad

Here’s a delicious meal idea that can be made in a flash in your Thermomix. Perfect for a hot or cold lunch or dinner, this colourful Mexican-inspired quinoa salad is packed with fresh flavours – and is so good for you.

If you haven’t already tried protein packed quinoa, it’s a great alternative to rice, pasta or cous cous. We use it regularly in our recipes on the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge.

Thermomix Warm Mexican Quinoa Salad

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Thermomix warm Mexican quinoa salad
Thermomix Warm Mexican Quinoa Salad
Course Main Dish
Servings
serves
Ingredients
  • ¾ cup quinoa uncooked
  • 1 small red onion peeled and very finely sliced
  • 1 clove garlic very finely chopped
  • 1 lemon zested and juiced
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley stems and leaves finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh coriander stems and leaves finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup corn tinned
  • 1 avocado peeled and cubed
  • 400 g tin of black beans drained and rinsed, or use kidney beans
  • ½ tsp each of cumin, coriander, and oregano
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 lime cut into wedges to serve
Course Main Dish
Servings
serves
Ingredients
  • ¾ cup quinoa uncooked
  • 1 small red onion peeled and very finely sliced
  • 1 clove garlic very finely chopped
  • 1 lemon zested and juiced
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley stems and leaves finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh coriander stems and leaves finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup corn tinned
  • 1 avocado peeled and cubed
  • 400 g tin of black beans drained and rinsed, or use kidney beans
  • ½ tsp each of cumin, coriander, and oregano
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 lime cut into wedges to serve
Thermomix Warm Mexican Quinoa Salad
Instructions
  1. Blitz onion, garlic, parsley and coriander on speed 8 for 10 sec, take out and set aside.
  2. Rinse the quinoa under warm running water using a fine sieve and transfer into the rice basket.
  3. Put about 800g water into the Thermo, add the rice basket (and if you’re cooking veggies or chicken for lunch tomorrow, load the Varoma on top).
  4. Cook on Varoma temp, speed 4 for 20 mins.
  5. Prepare the rest of the ingredients by placing everything in a bowl, then add the quinoa when cooked, and mix everything well.
  6. Season to taste and serve with lime wedges on the side.
Recipe Notes

Recipe makes 4 serves at 439 calories per serve

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