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Quinoa and Cabbage Salad with Lime and Cilantro

Quinoa and Cabbage Salad with Lime and Cilantro

Time for a cupboard clean-out! I try to go through my cupboards and fridge once a month and clean out the odds and ends that probably won’t get used up otherwise.  This time I had some left over quinoa from a previous post and a half a head of cabbage.  I also had some other veggies and cilantro.  I came up with this fresh salad that would be a perfect side dish, but I ate it as my meal with some sour cream on top.  Yum and healthy!

Quinoa and Cabbage Salad with Lime and Cilantro

Quinoa and Cabbage Salad with Lime and Cilantro

Quinoa and Cabbage Salad with Lime and Cilantro


  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 1/2 head of cabbage, finely chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1 large tomato, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 4 green onions, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup cilantro, roughly chopped
  • 2 limes
  • 1 TBSP olive oil
  • 1 tsp sriracha
  • 1 large clove garlic, minced
  • salt and pepper


  1. Cook quinoa according to package instructions. Allow to cool while preparing the vegetables.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the quinoa, cabbage, bell pepper, tomato, black beans, onion and cilantro.
  3. In a small bowl whisk together the zest of 1 lime, the juice of 2 limes, olive oil, sriracha, and garlic.
  4. Pour the dressing over the salad. Salt and pepper to taste.
  5. You may serve immediately, but allowing to sit in the refrigerator for at least an hour lets the flavors develop.
Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 0

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7 comments on “Quinoa and Cabbage Salad with Lime and Cilantro”

  1. This looks so good. I love that ingredient list! Looks like a mouthful of fresh, and who doesn’t love that. So pretty too! Thank you for posting.

  2. I’m with you on the cleanout! I really seemed to overstock during the holidays, but my pocketbook is enjoying my overstocking.
    LOVE the flavors you have going on here… my husband would be a happy man if I served this for lunch!

  3. I’ve never made Quinoa but this dish looks so easy and tasty that I’ll definitely try it out soon! Thank you!

  4. Hello! I am stopping by from Food Buzz. Thanks for the friend request. I am always looking for new sides. This one looks great!

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