Mint adds a flavorful twist to this colorful quinoa salad. Serve with a grilled main dish to savor the sweet taste of summer.
2 cups quinoa
3 cups fresh corn kernels (6 ears)
1 bunch green onions, finely chopped (about 1 cup)
3/4 cup chopped fresh mint
1 tablespoon lemon zest
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
How to Make It
Rinse quinoa in large sieve under cold running water. Cook quinoa in 4 cups boiling water with 2 teaspoons kosher salt 10 to 15 minutes or until almost tender. Drain; spread onto a large sheet pan, and cool 15 minutes.
Combine quinoa and remaining ingredients; mix well. Season with kosher salt.
Really lovely and light. I added fresh chopped red pepper for color. Used very little oil and the juice and zest from half a lemon. A fresh healthy and easy side. Defenitly will be keeping this one. Would be a hit at any pot luck. Delisth!!!
Very easy to make and with some minor adjustments it'd probably be really good.
I thought there was WAY too much lemon in this. Once I balanced that out, I thought it was good. I'd make it again and cut the lemon zest amount in half.
This salad is perfect for those warm summer months! Tastes is fresh and light, and a perfect accompaniment to grilled whatever! I used fresh basil instead of the mint for a more savory flavor, This recipe is easy to make, and tastes even better the next day.
Based on the reviews and rating I had high expectations for this, but when I made it I didn't fall in love. I really like quinoa and am willing to try it again, perhaps my cooking game was off that night!
I've been looking for ways to make quinoa since it's so good for you and this recipe is excellent. The mint, onions and lemon are not overpowering and the combination is really fresh tasting. This would be a great summer dish. I served it with teriyaki grilled chicken but would serve it with about any grilled meat or fish.
My daughter in law made this for us Sunday, and it was absolutely delicious. So naturally, I had to get the recipe. Not knowing what quinoa is, it never would have been something to try. We are glad she did, and thanks Ashley, this was delicious. She served grilled steak, and an avocado salad. So, so good.
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