With Labor Day around the corner, I thought it would be awesome to supply you with a yummy and super healthy dish that is also easy to pack. And after you master this salad, try out my tabouli salad recipe, another crowd pleaser!
The only pre-prep with this dish is to be sure to soak the quinoa overnight. Then just finalize the rest of the recipe in the morning or early afternoon. It tastes great at room temp, so it’s perfect to bring to the barbeque, pool party, park or beach!
Pair with a leafy green salad, and you have a complete meal. It’s ALWAYS a great idea to bring a healthy dish to an event to share. That way you can stay on track and it’s a non-threatening way to share with family and friendly on how you like to eat now to feel your best. Who knows, maybe you’ll make some brand-new quinoa lovers!
Quinoa, Avocado, and Corn Salad Recipe
- - Raw kernels of 2 ears of corn shaved right from cob
- - 2 avocados sliced and cut into 1” pieces
- - 1 1/2 cups dry quinoa
- - 3 Tbs. red onion finely chopped
- - 1 Tbs. lemon juice
- - 1 Tbs. olive oil
- - 2 Tbs. low-sodium tamari
- - 1 Tbs. brown rice vinegar
- Pre-prep: Be sure to soak the quinoa overnight in water and rinse well before using.
- In a saucepan place 2 cups of water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and add the quinoa to the hot water, and simmer until the water is absorbed and the grains become translucent soft (about 10-15 minutes). Pour through a strainer and set to the side in a bowl.
- Blend all the dressing ingredients together until smooth in a blender, or simply add them to a bowl and whisk well with a fork.
- Shave the kernels of raw corn right off the cob with a large knife, and add to the quinoa along with the avocadoes and chopped onion. Mix well.
- Pour the dressing on top of the mixture and mix well again. Enjoy this yummy dish with relish!
I looove quinoa and intruduced it to some of my friends and they love it too. I usually eat mine with veggies like carrots and broccoli and some spices like turmeric. I also put one sunny side up egg on top of it. Delicious!!! 🙂 I will try to make it your way next time as I am big avocado fan 🙂 Btw, I started to read your blog just a couple weeks ago and I love it. I’m trying to cut out the dairy from my diet but can’t let it go completely yet 🙂 I have made the almond milk the other day (my roommate looked at me like I’m crazy lol). it came out great and I am using it in my smoothies. Excited to read new stuff every time I open your blog, Can’t wait for more to come! 🙂
Wait your cooking things now? I thought you were about everything being raw.
This recipe is just missing the suggestion that it should preferably be organic – no one needs GMO corn in their diet and even so called organic is now highly questionable here in the USA. There are better alternatives for this recipe like cherry tomatoes.
If I am allergic to yeast in the brown rice vinegar can I substitute that for Braggs amino’s in the dressing Kimberly.
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going to make it tonight
How many does this recipe serve? Would like to make this for Sunday dinner with guests.
This sounds delicious….can’t wait to try it!!!
Is there anyway I can obtain the Caloric breakdown of this recipe? It sounds great! I would just have to leave out the Avocado (I know it’s super healthy but I just do not like them at all)!
Yummm. I follow most of your suggestions and have tried quinoa on numerous occasions but just have not been that fond of it quite honestly. This salad looks so good I may give it another try. : )
I’ve made this recipe from your book several times. It’s REALLY good!
If I’m using the organic quinoa that comes in a box from Trader Joes, do I still need to soak them overnight and then rinse them?
I recently made this recipe from your book, and we loved it! We were slightly hesitant initially since neither of us had raw corn before, but it was so delicious and super easy to prepare.
Question for you, would you consider lemon and lime to be interchangeable in recipes?
Thanks for your amazing work Kim!
I just made this and it is very good. This is very light and satisfying.
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Oh my gosh! Just made this and I LOVE it!
kimberly I am waiting for you to write a cookbook
I made this recipe for a party and it was a huge success. Thanks!
OMG this is SO GOOD!!! Thank you thank you thank you!!!!
Yes, can you please write a cookbook?? I’m sure it will be a top seller!
Just made this, but used bell peppers because i didn’t have corn on hand. Love it and will definitely make it again!
Hi there, just signed up for your newsletter. A question – my husband and I cannot eat raw onions – what would be a good alternative. Thank you. Jean.
This salad is super delicious! I made it last night for a big dinner and everybody loved it! I will make it again soon. For sure! I have a blog about food, health and beauty (where I also recommend your GGS) and I will definitely share the recipe of this salad with my (still few) readers. With love from the Netherlands, Eliza
I made this tonight after finding it on Pinterest. My husband, after one bite, said “KEEPER” (I try a lot of new recipes and we decide if we like them enough to ever consider making this again). I will be making ths next week again. Absolutely fantastic!!
I love it! This tastes great!
My boyfriend keeps asking for this.
OMG!! This was soooo good and quick to make!!
I brought this to work for lunch today. I did not taste it until I added the dressing at lunchtime, so I was taking a risk:) IT IS SO GOOD. I didn’t have brown rice vinegar so I used white rice vinegar instead. I highly recommend this recipe.
So the corn kernels stay raw in this recipe? I would think they would be really hard.
Made it for my son’s graduation party, it was a hit! Everyone loved how tasty and unique, not to mention healthy it was!
Great little recipe! One small change.. why soak quinoa overnight? Rinse and cook. I don’t know about most people, but I sure as hell ain’t soaking quinoa overnight its just pointless extra hassle.
Kim explains in her books why it is important to soak it overnight. She says that this removes the phytic acid that inhibits mineral absorption.
Regina, does Kimberly suggest always soaking quinoa before cooking? I finally bought some this past weekend and plan to make it soon. This is good to know!
Any thoughts on saponins in Quinoa?
This is DELICIOUS! I live with 3 boys, and I made it last night, and was hoping to take it for lunch the rest of the week but they loved it and ate the rest of it….oh well easy enough to make, I will just whip up another batch 🙂
Hi Beth and thanks for checking out my recipe. So happy you and your boys loved it…Sending you all lots of love! 😉