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Grilled Corn Caprese Quinoa Salad

Grilled Corn Caprese Quinoa Salad is a tasty quinoa salad recipe that combines grilled corn and caprese flavors, with a balsamic vinaigrette!
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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 2 ears corn husks and silk removed
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes halved
  • 2 green onions both white and green parts, thinly sliced
  • 4 ounces fresh mozzarella balls halved
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil sliced into chiffonade*
  • Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing

Instructions 

  • Cook the quinoa according to package instructions; drain.
  • While the quinoa cooks, preheat the grill to medium. Place the corn on the hot grill and grill for about 15-20 minutes, turning about every 4 minutes, or until nicely charred. Remove from heat and let stand until cool enough to handle.
  • Place the corn on a cutting board one ear at a time, and place on it's side. Using a sharp knife, cut the kernels from the top down on one side, then turn and continue removing the kernels until all of them have been removed. Place the corn in a large bowl.
  • Add the drained quinoa, cherry tomatoes, green onions, mozzarella, and fresh basil to the bowl and set aside.
  • Place the balsamic vinegar, lemon juice, maple syrup, mustard, salt, and pepper, to taste in a small bowl and whisk to combine. While whisking, add the olive oil in a steady stream. Taste and add more seasoning if necessary.
  • Pour the dressing over the salad and toss until well coated. Serve and enjoy!

Notes

  • *To slice basil in a chiffonade, place leaves on top of one another and roll up width-wise. Slice into thin slices.
  • If you're not a fan of quinoa, this salad would also be delicious with farro, couscous, orzo pasta, or any other of your favorites!
  • This salad may be made in advance.

Nutrition

Calories: 233kcal, Carbohydrates: 22g, Protein: 6g, Fat: 15g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 12mg, Sodium: 113mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 6g

Nutrition is estimated using a food database and is only intended to be used as a guideline for informational purposes.

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