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grilled corn and quinoa salad
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Grilled Corn and Quinoa Salad

Perfect for summer, a light and healthy grilled corn and quinoa salad.


  • 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


  • Combine the quinoa and 3.5 cups of water in a pan and bring to a boil.
  • Cover and reduce heat to low and simmer covered for 15 minutes.
  • Keep 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.
  • Follow our directions on this grilled corn on the cob post to prepare all of your grilled corn.
  • Once cooled, cut the kernels from the cobs.
  • Whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, lemon zest, honey, salt and pepper to make your dressing.
  • Chop the scallions and basil.
  • Toss together the quinoa, scallions, basil and grilled corn on the cob with the dressing and serve warm or cold.