Quinoa Corn Salad with Avocado Dressing

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Quinoa Corn Salad is the perfect side dish for summer! Fresh grilled corn, nutty quinoa and juicy cherry tomatoes are tossed with a creamy avocado dressing for a vegetarian & gluten free salad full of flavor and nutrition!

Gluten Free Quinoa Corn Salad with Cherry Tomatoes

I am all about fresh grilled corn, I’ll eat it straight off the cob, turn it into Deconstructed Mexican Street Corn, make it into Roasted Poblano Corn Salsa or add it to this Fresh Corn Salad recipe. It’s one of my favorite summer staples and I seriously can’t get enough of it!

Vegan Quinoa Corn Salad with Avocado Dressing

Quinoa Corn Salad with Avocado Dressing

This recipe is so easy to make! To start, prepare the quinoa, while the quinoa is cooking, grill the corn. Allow the cooked quinoa and grilled corn to cool then remove the corn from the cob and toss it with the quinoa, fresh cilantro, cherry tomatoes and bell peppers.

To make the avocado dressing, simply add all of the ingredients to a blender or food processor and puree. Toss with the salad and serve immediately, or chill until ready to serve. This salad can be served cold or at room temperature.

Gluten Free and Vegan Quinoa Corn Salad with Cherry Tomatoes and Cilantro

Can I make corn salad ahead of time?

This corn salad can be made ahead of time. Keep the dressing and salad separate in the refrigerator and toss together right before serving.

Is corn salad healthy?

At only 233 calories per serving, this easy corn salad recipe is a healthy side dish option. It’s gluten free and vegan, and provides 4 grams of protein per serving, 4 grams of fiber, 15% Vitamin A and 41% Vitamin C, making it a great nutritional salad.

What to serve with corn salad?

Quinoa corn salad is the perfect side dish to accompany Lemon Herb Salmon or Tomato Basil Chicken Skewers (one of my personal favorites!)

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Vegan Quinoa Corn Salad with Cherry Tomatoes and Cilantro
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Quinoa Corn Salad with Avocado Dressing

Quinoa Corn Salad is the perfect side dish for summer! Fresh grilled corn, nutty quinoa and juicy cherry tomatoes are tossed with a creamy avocado dressing for a vegetarian & gluten free salad full of flavor and nutrition!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 233 kcal

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
  • ½ cup avocado dressing

Avocado Dressing

  • 1 avocado skin & pit removed
  • ¼ cup white balsamic vinegar
  • 3 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • ½ cup olive oil

Instructions

Quinoa Corn Salad

  1. Combine the cooked quinoa, grilled corn kernels, tomatoes and bell peppers in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Pour the salad dressing over the top.
  3. Mix well then garnish with fresh cilantro.

Avocado Dressing

  1. Prepare the salad dressing by adding the avocado, white balsamic vinegar, lemon juice, salt and pepper to a blender, blend on low until smooth.

  2. Drizzle the olive oil in the blender while on low. Continue blending until smooth and creamy.

Recipe Notes

Traditional balsamic vinegar can be used instead of white balsamic vinegar. 

 

Quinoa Corn Salad is the perfect side dish for summer! Fresh grilled corn, nutty quinoa and juicy cherry tomatoes are tossed with a creamy avocado dressing for a vegetarian & gluten free salad full of flavor and nutrition!
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