Pesto Zucchini and Corn Quinoa Salad - (Free Recipe below)


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Pesto Zucchini and Corn Quinoa Salad

Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 20 minutes Total Time: 30 minutes Servings6

A light zucchini and corn quinoa salad in a bright lemon-y basil pesto dressing.

  • 1 cup quinoa, rinsed
  • 1 3/4 cups water or broth
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 4 cups zucchini (~2 medium sized zucchini), diced
  • 1 cup corn, fresh or frozen
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 (15 ounce) can of chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1/4 cup green onions, sliced
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts, toasted
  • 1/2 cup basil pesto (homemade or store bought)
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  1. Bring the water and quinoa to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer, covered, until the quinoa is tender and has absorbed the water, about 15 minutes, remove from heat and let sit for 5 minutes, covered.
  2. Meanwhile, prep the zucchini and corn, heat the oil over medium-high heat, add the zucchini and corn and cook until tender, about 12 minutes, before removing from heat and seasoning with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Mix everything and enjoy!