The Bored Vegetarian

Sweet Corn & Sun Gold Tomato Quinoa SaladThis salad has a natural sweetness from the corn and sun golds and would be a perfect side for a end-of-summer BBQ or even brunch.   2 ears fresh Sweet Corn1 container Sun Gold Grape Tomatoes1/2 cup Quinoa (uncooked)3 Tbls Shallot (chopped)Handful of fresh Basil (chopped)Handful of fresh Italian Parsley (chopped)Sea Salt to tasteBring 1 cup water to a boil with a pinch or two of salt.  Add quinoa and bring down to a simmer, cover with a lid.  Cook until water evaporates and quinoa is cooked (I like a little bite to mine).  Remove husks and threads from corn.  Using a knife, cut off kernels and break apart in a bowl.  Slice grape tomatoes in halves and toss with corn.  Add shallots, parsley, basil and quinoa and toss together.  Salt to taste and serve at room temperature.   View high resolution

Sweet Corn & Sun Gold Tomato Quinoa Salad

This salad has a natural sweetness from the corn and sun golds and would be a perfect side for a end-of-summer BBQ or even brunch.   

2 ears fresh Sweet Corn
1 container Sun Gold Grape Tomatoes
1/2 cup Quinoa (uncooked)
3 Tbls Shallot (chopped)
Handful of fresh Basil (chopped)
Handful of fresh Italian Parsley (chopped)
Sea Salt to taste

Bring 1 cup water to a boil with a pinch or two of salt.  Add quinoa and bring down to a simmer, cover with a lid.  Cook until water evaporates and quinoa is cooked (I like a little bite to mine).  Remove husks and threads from corn.  Using a knife, cut off kernels and break apart in a bowl.  Slice grape tomatoes in halves and toss with corn.  Add shallots, parsley, basil and quinoa and toss together.  Salt to taste and serve at room temperature.  

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