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Summer corn quinoa salad

A simple salad that combines the best of summer's fresh tomato and corn flavors.

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    Fresh corn and tomato combine with quinoa for a fresh late-summer salad.
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This summer corn quinoa salad is ridiculously easy to throw together – I actually felt really lame writing the recipe (see below) because literally ... throw it all together, and mix. Then eat in massive quantities like you’ll never see corn or tomatoes ever again.

This summer, like last summer, has included wonderful access to my Mom’s garden. It is the best! If you follow me on snapchat, you’ve seen how much kale I ingest (it’s verging on ridiculous, I think) … and Mom does a great job of keeping me fully stocked! I almost made a terrible kale “stalk” pun there but resisted for you. I’ve gotta keep my Dad jokes in check, I know. But kale aside, there are so many other amazing garden delights – I’m getting antsy to have my own!!

I’m sure we’ll chat more about my future garden, but at this point: It’s mostly a dream. Maybe it’ll still happen before next summer? I hope so! My kale-corn-tomato-basil-beet loving tummy hopes so!

Recommended: 20 fresh corn recipes

Summer Corn Quinoa Salad 

Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 15 mins
Total time: 25 mins
Serves: 4-6

4 cups fresh corn kernels
2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
3 cups cooked quinoa, cooled
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
1/3 cup minced green onions
2 teaspoons fresh lime juice
1 tablespoon olive oil
salt & pepperInstructions

1. Toss all prepared ingredients together, adding salt and pepper to taste.

2. Serve cold or at room temperature.

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