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Quinoa Corn Salad

Quinoa corn salad has a sweet corn taste with flavorful fresh peppers and tomatoes added to protein based quinoa and chickpeas for a salad that can pass as a main dish or side. Serve with fruit and a green salad and you have a delicious meal.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time15 mins
Cuisine: Grain Salad
Servings: 2 cups
Author: Ellen


  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1 cup chickpeas (drained)
  • 1 cup frozen corn (thawed)
  • 1 garlic clove (minced)
  • 1 medium green pepper (seeded and chopped)
  • 2 to 3 medium tomatoes (diced)
  • 1 TBS fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 to 2 tsp chili powder (or to taste)
  • 1/2 tsp salt (or to taste)
  • 1/2 tsp pepper (or to taste)
  • 1 TBS olive oil


  • In a medium saucepan heat the olive oil over medium heat
  • Add the minced garlic clove and corn, saute for 3 to 5 minutes - stirring occasionally to not let it burn
  • In a medium bowl add the cooked quinoa, chickpeas, chopped green peppers, and diced tomatoes - mix to combine
  • Let the corn and garlic cool for a few minutes and then add to the quinoa mixture
  • Add the lemon juice and spices, combine
  • Serve