Grilled Corn and Quinoa Salad

September 9, 2016

It is Summer and that means corn is pretty much free. Seriously, I don't know how they make money on it, I just bought 10 ears for $3! We make grilled corn on the cob so much this time of the year that I am always looking for other recipes to use it in. This grilled corn and quinoa salad is super easy to throw together and makes a great side dish. As a bonus, it makes a ton of healthy leftovers for when you are nursing those 5 extra points after a weekend of barbecuing. Goes great with the meat sweats.


2 cups quinoa

6 ears of corn

1/4 cup olive oil

2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

1 tablespoon lemon zest

1 bunch scallions, chopped

1/4 cup fresh basil leaves, chopped

1 tablespoon honey

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper


1Combine the quinoa and 3.5 cups of water in a pan and bring to a boil.

2Cover and reduce heat to low and simmer covered for 15 minutes.

3Keep the lid on, but remove the pot of quinoa from the heat and let sit for 5 more minutes to steam the quinoa and make it fluffy.

4Follow our directions on this grilled corn on the cob post to prepare all of your grilled corn.

5Once cooled, cut the kernels from the cobs.

6Whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, lemon zest, honey, salt and pepper to make your dressing.

7Chop the scallions and basil.

8Toss together the quinoa, scallions, basil and grilled corn on the cob with the dressing and serve warm or cold.


1 Review


September 15, 2016

I will definitely try this one out – I have quinoa on hand & living in Amish country I have corn everywhere I look this time of year.. lol

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