Warm Quinoa Salad with 3-Herb Green Sauce

(from kylerhea’s recipe box)

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Categories: August2012, SBF, Whole grains, healthy, herbs, quinoa


  • Salad:
  • 1 cup dry quinoa
  • 1.5 cups water
  • 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 0.45kg/1 lb mixed cherry/Campari tomatoes
  • 3 corn-on-the-cob, shucked
  • 3 green onions, chopped
  • 3-Herb Green Sauce: (yield = approx 1/3 cup)
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/2 cup lightly packed basil
  • 1 tbsp fresh dill*
  • 2 tbsp fresh chives
  • approx 1/4 cup yellow tomato*
  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1/8th tsp fine grain sea salt, or to taste
  • 1/2 tsp nutritional yeast (optional)


  1. Rinse quinoa in a fine mesh strainer. Add quinoa to a medium-sized pot along with 1.5 cups water and a pinch of salt. Bring to a boil, stir, reduce heat to low and cover with lid. Cook for 15 minutes. Remove from heat and let sit for 5 minutes with the lid on before fluffing with a fork.

  2. Preheat a large skillet over medium heat. Chop tomatoes and mince garlic. Remove corn from the cob by slicing down the ear of the corn with a chef’s knife. Add oil to skillet and the chopped veggies. Season generously with Herbamare or fine grain sea salt. Cook for about 7-8 minutes and remove from heat. Stir in chopped green onions.

  3. Meanwhile, make the green sauce in a food processor. Start by dropping the garlic into the processor to mince. Now add in the herbs and mince again. Next add the liquids – tomatoes, oil, and lemon juice. Stop to scrape down the side of the bowl as needed. Season to taste & add opt. nooch.

  4. To assemble, spoon quinoa into a bowl, layer the tomato and corn mix on top, and spoon on green sauce. Season with salt and pepper & enjoy!

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