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Quinoa Corn Salad


i love the flavor of corn and basil together.

Time: 30 minutes


  • bring water to a boil
  • add quinoa and simmer for about 11 minutes
  • add corn and cook another 1 to 3 minutes
  • transfer quinoa and corn to a bowl
  • stir to fluff and set aside to cool
  • stir in basil , red peppers , onions , and olive oil
  • add salt if needed
  • stir in lemon juice to taste

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Number Of Ingredients: 9


  1. water
  2. salt
  3. quinoa
  4. fresh corn
  5. fresh basil
  6. roasted red pepper
  7. red onion
  8. olive oil
  9. fresh lemon juice


Recipe From

Provided by Food Network Kitchen

Time 20m

Yield 4 servings


  • Cook 1/2 cup red quinoa as the label directs. Put 3 shucked ears of corn in a bowl with a few tablespoons of water; loosely cover and microwave until tender, about 3 minutes. Cool, then cut off the kernels. Toss the quinoa and corn with 1 chopped large heirloom tomato, 2 sliced scallions, 3 tablespoons each olive oil and lime juice, 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt and a pinch of cayenne.

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Number Of Ingredients: 0



Try quinoa for a change of pace from rice. Paired with frozen corn and a lime vinaigrette, it's a tasty side dish that serves 12.

Recipe From

Provided by By Betty Crocker Kitchens

Time 35m

Yield 12


  • Rinse quinoa in cold water; drain in fine-mesh strainer. In 1-quart saucepan, heat quinoa and 1 cup water to boiling. Reduce heat. Cover; simmer 15 to 20 minutes or until water is absorbed and quinoa is tender. Cool slightly. Meanwhile, cook corn as directed on package; cool.
  • Cut cucumber in half lengthwise; remove seeds and cut into 1 1/2x1/4-inch strips. In large salad bowl, stir cucumber, celery, bell pepper, onion, cooked quinoa and corn.
  • In small bowl, beat vinegar, lime juice, garlic, cumin, salt and pepper with whisk until blended. Beat in oil. Pour dressing over quinoa mixture; toss to coat. Sprinkle with cilantro.

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Number Of Ingredients: 15


  • 1/2 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 1 cup water
  • 3/4 cup frozen corn (from 12-oz bag)
  • 1 cucumber, peeled, if desired
  • 2 stalks celery, sliced (3/4 cup)
  • 1/2 medium red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced red onion
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh cilantro


This is a wonderful Southwestern style salad that is quick and easy to make.

Recipe From

Provided by tarnapx

Time 40m

Yield 6


  • Bring chicken broth to a boil in a 2-quart saucepan. Stir in quinoa. Reduce heat to low; simmer, covered, until broth is absorbed, 15 to 20 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in corn. Cover and let stand until corn is warmed through, about 5 minutes.
  • Whisk lime juice, red wine vinegar, lime zest, and cumin together in a large bowl. Whisk in avocado oil. Add black beans, red bell pepper, red onion, and cilantro. Season with salt and pepper. Stir in quinoa and corn.

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Number Of Ingredients: 13


  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon red wine vinegar
  • lime, zested
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil
  • 1 (15 ounce) can black beans, drained
  • 1 small red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1 small red onion, chopped
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste


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Recipe From

Provided by JeriBinNC

Time 30m

Yield 6 serving(s)


  • Bring water to a boil. Add quinoa and simmer for about 11 minutes.
  • Add corn and cook another 1 to 3 minutes.
  • Transfer quinoa and corn to a bowl. Stir to fluff and set aside to cool.
  • Stir in basil, red peppers, onions, and olive oil. Add salt if needed. Stir in lemon juice to taste.

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Number Of Ingredients: 9


  • 3 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups quinoa, thoroughly rinsed
  • 2 cups fresh corn (frozen is okay)
  • 1 cup fresh basil, tightly packed, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup diced roasted red pepper
  • 1/2 cup finely diced red onion
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 -5 tablespoons fresh lemon juice


Fast,super healthy, delicious. This is great as a side dish or a main meal. I take this for lunch for work all the time.

Recipe From

Provided by bbblampwork

Time 15m

Yield 4-6 serving(s)


  • 1. To make the dressing, combine lemon juice, olive oil, cilantro or parsley, salt, and pepper. Set aside.
  • 2. Boil the water in a small saucepan and add corn; reduce heat and simmer until corn is tender. Drain, reserving 1 cup cooking liquid.
  • 3. Return cooking liquid to the saucepan and bring to a boil. Add quinoa and cumin; cover and simmer about 10 minutes, until liquid is absorbed. Remove quinoa from heat and set aside 5 minutes. Fluff quinoa with a fork and transfer to a salad bowl; cool slightly. Add corn, black beans, tomato, and onion to quinoa. Toss with dressing and chill.

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Number Of Ingredients: 11


  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro or 3 tablespoons parsley
  • sea salt & freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 cup frozen corn (can use fresh)
  • 1/2 cup quinoa, rinsed thoroughly
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin seed, toasted
  • 1 cup cooked black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 medium tomatoes, diced
  • 3 tablespoons minced red onions


Some vegan quinoa recipes are boring, but this one definitely isn't. My daughter's college asked parents for the best quinoa recipes to use in the dining halls. This healthy quinoa recipe fits the bill. -Lindsay McSweeney, Winchester, Massachusetts

Recipe From

Provided by Taste of Home

Time 30m

Yield 4 servings.


  • In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add onion, red pepper, celery and seasonings; cook and stir 5-7 minutes or until vegetables are tender., Stir in stock and corn; bring to a boil. Stir in quinoa. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, 12-15 minutes or until liquid is absorbed., Add beans and 1/3 cup cilantro; heat through, stirring occasionally. Sprinkle with remaining cilantro.

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Number Of Ingredients: 12


  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1 medium sweet red pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 celery rib, finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups vegetable stock
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 1 cup quinoa, rinsed
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro, divided


Quinoa has an impressive protein profile. It contains amino acids not normally found in grains, and it cooks in 15 minutes. In this Quinoa and Corn Salad with Pumpkin Seeds inspired by the flavors of Latin America, the mild, nutty flavor of quinoa combines with pumpkin seeds, red peppers, jalapeño, tomato, and avocado to make a flavorful, filling salad.

Recipe From

Provided by Martha Stewart


  • Bring 2 3/4 cups water to boil in a small saucepan and stir in the quinoa and some salt. Return to boil, reduce heat to simmer, cover, and cook until water is absorbed, about 15 minutes. Turn off heat, place corn kernels on top of quinoa, cover pan, and let stand for 5 minutes. Stir corn into quinoa, remove from pan, and spread out on baking sheet to cool for about 20 minutes.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together lemon juice, cumin, chili powder, garlic, oil, and salt to taste; set aside.
  • Place cooled quinoa and corn, red pepper, cucumber, scallions, jalapeno, and cilantro in large bowl. Add 1/2 cup dressing (or more to taste) and salt to taste; mix until combined.
  • Place large lettuce leaves side by side in a circle around a large serving platter so the curly tops extend just beyond the platter rim. Mound quinoa salad in center.
  • Arrange tomato, avocado, and lime around quinoa on top of leaves. Sprinkle pumpkin seeds over salad. Serve immediately or hold briefly at room temperature.

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Number Of Ingredients: 18


  • Sea salt
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 teaspooon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 medium garlic clove, minced or pressed
  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cups quinoa, thoroughly rinsed and drained (about 4 cups cooked)
  • 2 ears corn, kernels cut from cob
  • 1 medium red pepper, cored, seeded, and diced
  • 1 large cucumber, peeled, halved lengthwise, seeded, and diced
  • 3 scallions, thinly sliced
  • 1 large jalapeno pepper, seeded and diced
  • 1/4 cup roughly chopped fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1 medium head red-leaf lettuce, leaves separated, washed and dried, small inner leaves reserved for future use
  • 2 ripe medium tomatoes, cored and cut in thin wedges
  • 1 ripe avocado, pitted and thinly sliced
  • 1 lime, cut in wedges
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds, toasted

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