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Quinoa with Corn and Scallions

Switch up your side dish spread with a light and refreshing recipe for Quinoa with Corn and Scallions.
4.60 from 5 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Servings 8 servings

Ingredients  

  • 4 ears corn, shucked
  • 1 tablespoon grated fresh lemon zest
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 Tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 cups uncooked quinoa
  • 4 scallions, chopped

Instructions 

  • 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.
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