Quinoa, Corn, and Tomato Salad with Chive-Infused Oil

  • JeffAxelrod Posted: 05/05/09
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    Made this to use up some excess chive harvest. Boy, what a suprise! Delicious--highly recommended for a hearty side dish or vegetarian entree. I accidentally bought cilantro, but it made a perfect substitute for the parsley.

  • coffeelover123 Posted: 08/14/09
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    My first time cooking (or eating) quinoa and will certainly make again! Easy to make-- I added roasted red bell pepper and steamed lentils, both of which went well with the dish :)

  • KRayburn Posted: 01/13/10
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    This is the best quinoa recipe! I cooked the quinoa in one cup of chicken broth and 1/2 cup of white wine. I didn't have fresh corn so used frozen. I didn't have parsley so I added a tablespoon of dried. I also substituted green onions for chives and directly added them to the quinoa instead of infusing. I used apple cider vinegar instead of white wine vinegar. My husband and I both loved it.

  • MIJenn Posted: 08/27/10
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    Really not a fan. My husband and I both thought the dressing overwhelmed the potentially great flavors of the dish. It was a shame to take the extra step of roasting fresh corn only to taste the bite of the vinegar and oil. If I do make it again, I'll skip the dressing. Serving it with grilled pork tenderloin helped to save our supper.

  • kittykat0912 Posted: 09/05/10
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    Nice recipe. I did not infuse the olive oil and it still turned out tasty. I halved the amount of dressing and it was plenty. I love quinoa. It is a good way to get some extra protein in the diet.

  • msanth120 Posted: 03/09/12
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    Good, but could have used half the oil.

  • jrymea Posted: 04/18/13
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    I used frozen corn and cilantro . I can't imagine the parsley being any better because this was really good. i made the chive infused oil but only 1/4 cup of it. My blender handled the 1/4 cup just fine. The only other thing I did differently was to add instant vegetable boulion to the cooking water for the quinoa. We ate it with Tortilla Crusted Tilapia. Right. You know the one.

  • Ehuck5 Posted: 04/11/13
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    More corn. Less parsley. Flavor of the dressing is delicious, though!

  • ChefAmandaLynn Posted: 09/01/12
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    I loved the infused oil. In fact I rubbed in on a filet of salmon before I grilled it. However I thought the quinoa dish was a little bland. Grilling the corn first would have added a lot of flavor

  • LottoCB Posted: 07/05/12
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    I have young boys and even they asked for more!!

  • vickilu Posted: 05/09/12
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    Added chopped red pepper, cumin and sm. amount of grated cheese and substituted dipping oil infuded with herbs for the dressing. Somewhat bland, but I added more cumin and will probably fix it again as a vegetarian dish.

  • Daniel0208 Posted: 08/21/13
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    I added about 20 small sauteed mushrooms, one cup of pitted olive nicoise and it was really good.I gave the dog his own serving and he really liked it. The whole family loved it. yum! Had it with Sizzling Chicken Fajitas.

  • mandofan Posted: 11/18/13
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    Very good!

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