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Grilled corn salad with quinoa and fresh mint

Brandi is natural born food lover of anything from gourmet cheeses and wine down to plain baked breads. When not in the kitchen cooking, she loves to be outdoors, especially near the ocean. She puts her focus mainly on healthy organic ea...

Lose the corn cob

Who said you can only eat corn on the cob. Fresh ears of corn are grilled and removed from their cobs. Tossed with cooked quinoa, fresh mint and crunchy veggies, this salad is then finished with a lovely lime dressing perfect for any summer meal.

Grilled corn salad with quinoa and fresh mint

This is a super-refreshing salad for hot summer days, pool parties and Fourth of July celebrations. Grilling the corn really adds depth and flavor and brings out the corn's natural sweetness. Quinoa adds protein and texture while the mint adds just enough freshness to make this dish pop.

Grilled corn salad with quinoa and fresh mint recipe

Serves 8

Ingredients:

For the salad

  • 4 ears corn, grilled and kernels removed
  • 2 cups cooked quinoa
  • 1/2 cup red onion, minced
  • 1 bunch green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 large handful fresh mint chopped

For the dressing

  • 2-3 limes juiced and zested
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons honey or agave nectar
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions: 

  1. In a bowl combine all of the ingredients for the dressing, mixing well. Taste the dressing and adjust seasonings if needed.
  2. In a large bowl, add all of the ingredients for the salad. Pour the dressing over top and toss, mixing everything well. Serve chilled or at room temperature.

More delicious corn recipes

Spicy hot corn dip
Skinny green chili corn chowder
Fresh corn cakes with avocado salsa

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