We had a potluck lunch at work a few weeks ago and one of my coworkers brought a salad that had us all asking for the recipe. His girlfriend loves to whip up recipes and she was more than happy to pass her quinoa and corn salad recipe along. I tweaked it a bit and liked it even more than that initial tasting.
1 cup quinoa
2 cups water (I used vegetable stock for extra flavour)
1/2 tsp salt
2 cans of corn
1 small red onion, minced
2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and minced
1 red pepper, diced
3 Tbsp lemon juice
3 Tbsp lime juice
1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
3 or four green onions, minced
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp hot sauce, or to taste (optional, but I like it)
Bring water (or vegetable stock) to a boil in a small pot, add the quinoa and 1/2 tsp salt and bring to a boil again. Cover and reduce heat to low for 15 minutes. Turn off the heat and keep the pot covered for an additional 5 minutes.
Rinse and drain corn.Combine all the ingredients in a large bowl and lightly toss. Season with additional salt, pepper and hot sauce to taste.