Dinner,  Foods For Health,  Lunch

A lovely, fun recipe…..shared by a lovely, fun lady!!!

Bonnie is a lovely lady from the last 3 Wishes Retreat….who enjoys cooking healthy, fun food for her family. She has kindly shared a recipe her family loves as an alternative to tacos….serve with corn chips or tortillas. I’m sure the kids will LOVE it!!!

A carnivore version….for my hubby?!

Mexican Quinoa Salad


  • 1C quinoa, rinsed
  • 1 1/2 C water
  • 2tsp coconut oil
  • 1 jalapeno chili, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 small green capsicum, dice
  • 1 small red capsicum, diced
  • 1tsp ground cumin
  • 1tsp ground coriander
  • 2 limes, juiced
  • 2-4Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 100-200g canned black beans
  • 2 large ripe tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/2 small cucumber, chopped
  • 200g canned corn
  • 3Tbsp chopped coriander
  • 4 spring onions, chopped
  • 1 avocado
  • 2tsp lemon juice
  • fresh ground black pepper


  1. Put quinoa & water into saucepan, cover & bring to the boil. reduce heat & simmer for 15mins, until water has evaporated. Remove from heat & let stand for 5mins. Fluff with fork.
  2. Heat coconut oil in frying pan & gently cook the jalapeno & garlic until soft. Add the capsicum & cook for 5mins.
  3. Add the cumin & coriander, cook & stir for 2 mins.
  4. Whisk together the lime, olive oil & pinch of salt.
  5. Combine quinoa, black beans, cooked vegetables, tomatoes, cucumber, corn, fresh coriander & spring onions in a large bowl.
  6. Peel the avocado, & dice the flesh. Toss in lemon juice, then add to quinoa mixture.
  7. Pour over the lime juice mixture & stir gently to combine. Season to taste with salt & pepper.

Serve over corn chips or with tortillas.

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