Quinoa Corn Salad with Avocado Dressing

Quinoa Grilled Corn Salad

Although summer is prime corn season, we still have about another month to enjoy the delicious vegetable and this salad is the perfect way to do so!

Quinoa Corn Salad

An ideal salad for all of my vegetarian friends, this dish is delicious, filling and loaded with protein, vitamins and flavor!

I created the avocado salad dressing a couple weeks ago and have been looking for the perfect salad to premiere it on! After one bite of this scrumptious salad, I knew it was the one.

Quinoa Corn Salad Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 3 cups cooked quinoa
  • 1 red bell pepper (chopped)
  • 1 cup heirloom cherry tomatoes (halved)
  • 2 ears corn (grilled – kernels removed)
  • 1 tbsp fresh cilantro (chopped)
  • ¼ cup avocado dressing (recipe below)

Avocado Dressing Ingredients

Ingredients (avocado salad dressing)

  • 2 avocados (peeled & de-seeded)
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • ¼ cup cilantro leaves
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger (zested)
  • ½ cup fresh lime juice
  • 2 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • ¼ cup  mirin
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp black pepper

Add the avocado, garlic, cilantro and ginger to a blender or food processor.

Avocado Salad Dressing Recipe

Add the juiced limes, sesame oil, soy sauce, mirin, olive oil and black pepper.

Avocado Salad Dressing Recipe

Blend until creamy.

Avocado Salad Dressing Recipe

Serve with this delicious salad.

Creamy Avocado Dressing

To prepare the salad, combine the cooked quinoa, grilled corn kernels, tomatoes and bell peppers in a large mixing bowl.

Quinoa Corn Tomato Salad Recipe

Pour the salad dressing over the top.

Quinoa Corn Salad with Avocado Dressing

Mix well then garnish with fresh cilantro.

Quinoa Corn Salad with Creamy Avocado Dressing

I poured extra dressing on top of the salad because it’s that good!

Quinoa Corn Salad Recipe

Eat the salad as a meal or serve on the side of Lemon Herb Salmon or Chicken Fajita Skewers.

♣ Vegetarian Option: This recipe is vegetarian (and vegan!)

♦ Gluten Free Option: Use Gluten-Free Soy Sauce in the dressing to make this recipe gluten free.

Quinoa Corn Salad with Avocado Dressing

Total Time: 15 minutes

Serving Size: 2 (as meal) - 4 (as side dish)

Quinoa Corn Salad with Avocado Dressing

Ingredients

    Quinoa Corn Salad
  • 3 cups cooked quinoa
  • 1 red bell pepper (chopped)
  • 1 cup heirloom cherry tomatoes (halved)
  • 2 ears corn (grilled – kernels removed)
  • 1 tbsp fresh cilantro (chopped)
  • ¼ cup avocado dressing (recipe below)
  • Avocado Salad Dressing
  • 2 avocados
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • ¼ cup cilantro
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger (zested)
  • 4 limes (juiced)
  • 2 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • ¼ cup mirin
  • 1 tbsp Enzo Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp black pepper

Instructions

    Avocado Salad Dressing
  1. Add the avocado, garlic, cilantro and ginger to a blender or food processor.
  2. Add the juiced limes, sesame oil, soy sauce, mirin, olive oil and black pepper.
  3. Blend until creamy.
  4. Quinoa Corn Salad
  5. Combine the cooked quinoa, grilled corn kernels, tomatoes and bell peppers in a large mixing bowl.
  6. Pour the salad dressing over the top.
  7. Mix well then garnish with fresh cilantro.
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