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Quinoa, Sweet Corn, Lime & Jalapeño Salad

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Quinoa, Sweet Corn, Lime & Jalapeño Salad

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.

Cilantro by Eve Fox, Garden of Eating blog, copyright 2012

You’ve got lots of sweetness between the corn and the red onion.

Sweet corn by Eve Fox, Garden of Eating blog, copyright 2012

A little bit of heat from the jalapeños and lots of fresh, bright flavor from the cilantro and the sage.

Red onion by Eve Fox, Garden of Eating blog, copyright 2012

The sophisticated sourness of the fresh lime juice tempers the sweetness of the corn and sauteed onions.

Juicing limes by Eve Fox, Garden of Eating blog, copyright 2012

And quinoa’s mild nuttiness provides a nice base for all these flavors to show off.

Quinoa Awaiting a Rinse by Eve Fox, Garden of Eating blog, copyright 2011

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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Eve Fox

Eve is the creator of The Garden of Eating, a blog about food--cooking it, eating it, and growing it. She has a legendary love of aprons and can often be found salivating over the fruits and veggies at one of the many farmers’ markets near her home in Woodstock, NY. Want even more recipes, photos, giveaways, and food-related inspiration? "Like" the Garden of Eating on Facebook, or follow Eve on Twitter or Pinterest.


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6:49AM PST on Jan 22, 2013

Thank you Eva, for Sharing this!

6:57AM PDT on Aug 24, 2012

sounds yummy would be perfect for a picnic gathering!

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8:11PM PDT on Aug 21, 2012

looks good

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11:40PM PDT on Aug 14, 2012

mmm sounds good!

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6:49PM PDT on Aug 13, 2012

Very good. I made it tonight and love it. I will make it again.

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