Vegetarian Times Corn-Quinoa Salad

Even though all the kiddies are heading back to school and we’re approaching labor day, I kind of feel like summer is just starting because it’s finally gotten really hot here.

When it’s super hot out nothing tastes better to me than a simple and refreshing salad, and this Corn-Quinoa Salad from Vegetarian Times makes good use of some of the best that summer has to offer – sweet corn, heirloom cherry tomatoes and cooling cucumber.

This salad was really easy to make, and it was filling enough to be a meal on it’s own thanks to the quinoa.  I ended up using radicchio in place of the red cabbage, only because that’s what I had on hand.

I love salads like this that are full of flavor and texture.  They make me feel like I’m eating so healthy that I don’t have to feel bad about the dish of ice “cream” I follow them up with!

What are your favorite foods to eat when the temperature rises?

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3 Responses to “Vegetarian Times Corn-Quinoa Salad”

  1. This looks lovely and creamy. There’s something about cucumber that always makes me long for it in hot weather. Maybe it’s just the expression “cool as a cucumber”! Avocadoes are another favorite.

  2. I’m obsessed with Quinoa! It’s super good for you, I love trying new recipes with it, I actually just made these muffins this morning:

    http://www.fourgreensteps.com/community/recipes/desserts-a-goodies-/ginger-quinoa-muffins

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