Archive | August, 2012

Quinoa, Corn and Edamame Salad

31 Aug

quinoa corn edamameI’ve really wanted to make something with quinoa for quite some time now, and I finally did. I adapted this quinoa, corn and edamame salad to make it more appetizing to me (lose the peppers and add tomatoes!).

  • 2 cups frozen, shelled edamame
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 1 cup cooked, cooled quinoa
  • 1 green onions, sliced
  • 1 medium tomato, diced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh minced cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice (yes, both)
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • dash cayenne

Boil and then cool the edamame and corn.

In a big bowl combine edamame, corn, quinoa, green onion, tomato and cilantro.

In a small bowl, whisk together the rest of the ingredients. Drizzle over salad and toss.

You can eat it right away or cover and chill. Mine kept for a few days. It’s really good and extremely healthy — packed with low fat protein!