September 01, 2012


  1. Rinse quinoa in running water and place in a small saucepan with 1 cup water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer 15 minutes, or until the grains are translucent and the germ is sticking out from each grain. Transfer to a large bowl and chill.
  2. When cold, add the bell pepper, corn, onion and cilantro. Stir briefly to combine. In a small bowl, stir lime zest, juice, cumin and olive oil with salt and pepper to taste. Pour over quinoa and stir briefly to coat.


  • ½ cup uncooked quinoa
  • 1 diced red bell pepper
  • 1 cup corn (fresh or frozen), cooked
  • ½ cup chopped red onion
  • ½ cup chopped cilantro
  • Juice and grated zest of 1 lime
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cumin
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
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