Edamame and Summer Corn Quinoa Salad

Edamame and Summer Corn Quinoa Salad

Edamame and Summer Corn Quinoa Salad
This light and fresh deli-style salad that I originally bought from Stater Bro. Market in Joshua Tree sustained me for a couple days whether before a hike in Joshua Tree National Park or as a light snack on one of our many car rides during our southern California summer vacation.I know this salad will become a permanent addition to your summer rotation of favorite, go-to recipes.
    Servings
    6people, as side dish
    Cook Time
    15 minutes
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    Servings
    6people, as side dish
    Cook Time
    15 minutes
    Meal Plan
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    Ingredients
    • 1cup uncooked quinoa
    • 2cups shelled edamame (if frozen, thawed)
    • 2 ears of corn, shucked and kernels removed
    • 1/4cup finely diced red bell pepper
    • 2 green onions, root removed and finely chopped
    • 1/4-1/2cup fresh basil, julienned or torn into small pieces
    • 3tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
    • Juice of 1 1/2 lemons (about 3 tablespoons)
    • 1/4-1/2 teaspoon sea salt
    • 1/8-1/4teaspoon ground black pepper
    Instructions
    1. Bring the quinoa and 1 3/4 cups of water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Cover with lid and reduce heat to medium-low. Cook for 10-12 minutes until water is absorbed and quinoa is tender and fluffy. Set aside to cool slightly.
    2. Place the quinoa in a large serving bowl. Add in the edamame and the remaining ingredients (through ground black pepper). Toss well to combine. Taste and adjust for seasoning. Serve immediately or cool in refrigerator and serve cold.
    Recipe Notes

    I like to prep all the veggies while the quinoa cooks.

    If you'd like to add in some animal protein or seafoodย try grilled chicken, beef steak or shrimp. ย For the vegans it is perfect the way it is.

    I like the simplicity of the salad but you could dice up some feta cheese for a tangy twist or some mozzarella for a milder cheesy addition.

    Quinoa is a seed that cooks like a grain so it's great for those that are gluten free or on a paleo/primal diet.

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