Rainbow Quinoa Summer Salad

Rainbow Quinoa Summer Salad

Prep Time

10 minutes

Cook Time

10 minutes

Serves

4 people

Looking to create a colorful and delicious, yet healthy side dish for your next family gathering? Try this refreshing Rainbow Quinoa Summer Salad by Alter Eco.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups Alter Eco Rainbow Quinoa
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups fresh or frozen corn
  • 1 cup tightly packed basil leaves, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup roasted red peppers
  • 1/2 cup diced red onion
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 to 5 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (1 or 2 lemons)

Preparation

  • 1 Rinse quinoa thoroughly in cool water and drain.
  • 2 In a medium saucepan combine quinoa, salt and 3 cups water.
  • 3 Bring to boil over high heat.
  • 4 Cover, reduce heat to low and simmer for 5 minutes.
  • 5 Add corn, cover and cook until water is absorbed.
  • 6 Let cool, then transfer mixture to large serving bowl.
  • 7 Toss well with fork, fluffing quinoa.
  • 8 Add basil, peppers and onion.
  • 9 Stir in oil and enough lemon juice to give salad a distinct lemony edge.
  • 10 Adjust seasons to taste.

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