Quinoa is quickly becoming one of my favorites grains. It’s just so versatile, especially as the base for a nutritious, protein packed salad. After trying a Southwest quinoa salad from my local grocery store deli, I knew I could probably recreate it at home.
This salad is flavorful, but not too spicy. You could always replace the jalapeno with some chopped green onions if you prefer and even milder version. I usually enjoy it as a quick, healthy lunch. It keeps for several days in the refrigerator.