End of Summer Recipe: Quinoa Salad

End of Summer Quinoa Salad Recipe

Before you get out the boots and sweaters, be sure to enjoy this quinoa salad!

For the Quinoa:

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 red onion, diced
  • 1 cup pre-washed quinoa
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • Salt

For the Salad:

  • 4 ears corn
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, cut in half
  • 1/4 cup sliced red onion
  • 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup of black beans
  • 3 scallions, white and green parts thinly sliced
  • 1 small jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 avocado, pitted and cut into bite-sized chunks


For the quinoa:

  • Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a medium sauce pan over medium heat. Add the diced onions and cook, stirring frequently, until soft and translucent, about 6 minutes. Add the dry quinoa to onions and continue cooking, stirring, for 3 minutes. Add vegetable broth and salt. Turn the heat up to high and bring to a boil. Cover pan tightly with lid, turn heat down to low and simmer for about 15 minutes, or until all of the liquid has been absorbed and the quinoa is cooked. Spoon the cooked quinoa to a heat safe mixing bowl and place in the refrigerator to cool.

For the corn:

  • Bring a large pot of water to a rolling boil. Add corn and cook corn for 4-5 minutes. Rinse with cold water until cool. Once cooled, cut corn kernels off cobs and place the kernels in a small bowl. Set aside.


  • When quinoa has cooled to at least room temperature, add the remaining tablespoon of olive oil, tomatoes, onions, black beans, corn, red bell pepper, scallions, jalapeno, cilantro, remaining and 2 tablespoons of lime juice. Taste and adjust seasoning if necessary.
  • Place avocado chunks in a small bowl, squeeze remaining lime juice over it, add a pinch of salt, and stir to coat. Scatter avocado chunks over top of the salad right before serving.

From all of us at CorMarc Insurance Services, we hope that you enjoy this perfect, healthy, end of summer meal before fall in Murrerta. Be sure to contact us for all of your insurance needs in California!