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Cilantro Quinoa Corn Salad

Cilantro Quinoa Corn Salad is a light and refreshing salad perfect for an easy packed lunch or a side salad for a cookout. This salad is a healthy combination of quinoa, corn, avocado and a light Cilantro Lemon dressing with a kick of spice from fresh jalapeños for a dish you will love!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Lunch, Salad, Side Dish
Servings: 4
Author: Danielle Green


  • 1/2 c. uncooked quinoa
  • 1 c. water
  • 3 ears of sweet corn
  • 1 jalapeño seeded and finely diced (less if you don't prefer much spice)
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1/4 c. red onion finely chopped
  • 1/2 batch cilantro lemon vinaigrette
  • 1 avocado chopped


  • In a small saucepan, add quinoa and water and cook on high. Once it comes to a boil, reduce the heat to low and cover. Let simmer for 10-13 minutes. Quinoa is done cooking when you see the tiny spirals curling around the grains. Remove from the heat and let cool.
  • Cut the sweet corn from the cobs and add to a bowl along with the cooled quinoa, jalapeño, tomatoes, red onion and vinaigrette. Mix until well combined.
  • Fold in the chopped avocado and store refrigerated or serve immediately.