Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Tasty Tuesday - Quinoa with Corn and Scallions with a Honey Lemon Dressing

Quinoa with Corn and Scallions
Recipe and photo from Just a Taste.
4 ears corn, shucked
1 Tablespoon grated fresh lemon zest
2 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
½ stick (¼ cup) unsalted butter, melted
1 Tablespoon honey
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon black pepper
2 cups uncooked quinoa
4 scallions, chopped

Place the corn in a large pot and fill it with enough water to cover the corn. Cover the pot and bring it to a boil. As soon as the water comes to a boil, turn off the heat and let the pot stand, covered, for 5 minutes.

Remove the corn from the pot and let it cool on a cutting board until it's easy to handle. Then, using a sharp knife, cut the kernels off the cob.

Prepare the dressing by whisking together the lemon zest, lemon juice, melted butter, honey, salt and pepper in a large bowl.

Rinse the uncooked quinoa in a sieve under cold water until the water runs clear.

Cook the quinoa in a pot of of boiling salted water per the package directions.

Add the quinoa, corn kernels and chopped scallions to the bowl with the dressing and toss until it's evenly coated. Season with salt and pepper and serve.


  1. I swear I pin all your recipes. This looks so tasty!! Been loving some quinoa lately!

  2. You had me at "honey lemon". I've got to come up with something to eat for tonight and this is sounding really good right now. You've always got great stuff!

  3. This looks so good! I'm going to have to try this soon.

  4. I know I'm crazy, but I still have yet to cook quinoa for us! We go low-carb on the weeknights, so I thought this grain was a no-go -- but I just recently learned that it is pretty low in carbs.

  5. This is intriguing! I may have to give it a try :) I love quinoa but the hubs isn't too fond of it. mmm!

  6. this looks delicious!
    seriously. yummy.
    i just found your blog and i love it!
    newest bloggy friend/follower ;)

    say hi back sometime?

  7. I have this pinned to try too! You know anything quinoa and I'm there!

  8. I def have to try this being that I have a newfound love for quinoa!! (and have to text you to ask you questions when I cook it, ha)

  9. i STILL have yet to try quinoa! i will have to order it b/c my podunk town grocery store certainly will have never heard of it.