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One of my favorite meals during the Summer is always salad. But not just the plain lettuce, carrots, tomatoes, and cheese with a little bit of dressing salad. I like flavorful salads with ingredients that aren’t always found on your typical salad. It’s one of the easiest ways for me to make sure I get my vegetables so it might as well be delicious, right?
And that’s exactly what this Southwestern Quinoa Salad is.
I’m a huge fan of quinoa which is one of the reasons I love it, but the extra ingredients are what really bring this whole dish together.
Instead of making the quinoa with water like I usually do, I actually used Swanson Chicken Broth. It added a ton of flavor to the quinoa which helped it blend even better with the corn, tomatoes, avocados, and onions. Mix in some spices, let it sit for a little while for the flavors to fully come together and BAM! You’ve got a mouthwatering Southwestern Quinoa Salad that is perfect for the hot Summer days like we’ve been having lately.
Even though some of these items were canned because I forgot to grab the items I needed, it’s a perfect dish for farmer’s markets. Fresh corn and fresh tomatoes would really kick this salad up a notch.
Cook the quinoa according to the package directions, but substitute the chicken broth in place for the water.
Once the quinoa is cooked, place it in a larger mixing bowl. Mix in the spices.
Add in the tomatoes, corn, onion, green onions, and avocados.
Let sit in the fridge for at least an hour and serve cold.
Optional: Garnish with extra green onions or avocado when serving. Serve in romaine lettuce for lettuce wraps for a different type of dish.
If you’re looking to stock-up on Swanson Chicken Broth, Sam’s is the perfect place to go! Plus, you can check out the demo happening nationwide this coming Friday (7-31) from 10:30 am – 12:30 pm!
Especially since this delicious Southwestern Quinoa Salad isn’t the only thing that you can make with chicken broth that isn’t soup. Think rice, potatoes, casseroles, sauces and more. YUM! If you’re looking for some more inspiration on what to make with Swanson Chicken Broth, check out the Swanson Kitchen for recipes and more!