In case you’ve gotten into a bit of a quinoa rut, I’ve got a new one for you. The recipe comes from a friend named Kate who has a real way with herbs (and other things, too.)
I love the mix of southwestern flavors in this fresh, summery quinoa salad – corn, lime, jalapenos, sage and cilantro.
You’ve got lots of sweetness between the corn and the red onion.
A little bit of heat from the jalapeños and lots of fresh, bright flavor from the cilantro and the sage.
The sophisticated sourness of the fresh lime juice tempers the sweetness of the corn and sauteed onions.
And quinoa’s mild nuttiness provides a nice base for all these flavors to show off.
A perfect late summer (how on earth did it get to be LATE summer already?!) salad flecked with green herbs and studded with yellow kernels of corn and soft, sweet pieces of purple onion.
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