nutritional information

Per 1-cup serving:

  • Calories: 339
  • Protein: 10 g
  • Total Fat: 17 g
  • Saturated Fat: 3 g
  • Carbohydrates: 40 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Sodium: 304 mg
  • Fiber: 6 g
  • Sugar: 4 g
Vegan Gluten-Free

Summer Corn and Quinoa Salad with Pumpkin Seeds and Lime

Summer Corn and Quinoa Salad with Pumpkin Seeds and Lime

Serves 4

30 minutes or fewer

This salad gets a bright burst of flavor from fresh lime. Be sure to rinse the quinoa thoroughly in a fine mesh strainer to remove the bitter outer coating.
  • 1 cup quinoa, rinsed 3 times in cold water, and drained well
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ¼ large red onion, finely diced (½ cup)
  • 1 Tbs. Champagne vinegar or rice vinegar
  • 3 Tbs. olive oil, divided
  • 1 cup fresh corn kernels
  • ¼ tsp. cumin seed, toasted and ground
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper
  • ½ cup diced jicama (2 oz.)
  • 2½ Tbs. fresh lime juice, plus more to taste
  • 1½ tsp. lime zest
  • ¼ cup toasted pumpkin seeds
  • ¼ cup chopped flat leaf parsley

1. Bring 1 cup water to a boil in small pot; add quinoa and salt. Cover pan, reduce heat, and simmer over low heat 15 minutes, or until tender.

2. Fill separate saucepan with water, bring to a boil, and drop in diced onion for 30 seconds. Drain onion, then toss with vinegar in small bowl.

3. Heat 1 Tbs. oil in large skillet over medium heat; add corn, cumin, and cayenne; sauté 3 minutes.

4. Transfer corn to large bowl, and add quinoa, remaining 2 Tbs. oil, onion, jicama, lime juice, and zest. Season with salt and pepper, if desired. Just before serving, add pumpkin seeds, parsley, and an extra drizzle of lime juice, if desired.

June 2014 p.54

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comments

Loved this. It's refreshing and fun and just unusual enough to make things interesting. I would add more cumin next time. I'm also excited to try some of the variations the magazine mentions (like adding cucumber or substituting cilantro for parsley and adding Serrano).

Taryn - 2014-06-10 17:47:09

One of my favorites! To save time, I just cooked the onions with the corn. Delicious and bright!

Kitrina Bryant - 2014-06-07 17:49:40