Quinoa & Corn

Published on Nov 21, 2013
Updated on Nov 17, 2018

Quinoa and Corn // This Quinoa & Corn is a lighter dish that is perfect for the holidays! | Tried and TastyIt seems like the holidays are sneaking up on me this year for whatever reason. I have got a menu in my head but haven’t really organized anything on paper yet. I’m a list person, so that’s kind of driving me nuts that I’m not ultra super prepared like I should be at this point. One thing is for sure, this Quinoa and Corn will be on the menu. I’m trying to serve the “lighter” side of things this holiday. I’ve been involved in a health challenge and want to make sure I don’t derail quickly. Even though it’s only one day, without restraint and planning things can go south in a hurry. Are you familiar with quinoa? If not – you are in luck. I recently posted a great step-by-step tutorial on How To Cook Quinoa. Check it out, it’s loaded with lots of pictures and helpful hints for you!

Quinoa and Corn

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Quinoa and Corn
Prep Time: 12 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 22 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 251 kcal
Author: Yvonne

Try this Quinoa and Corn if you're looking for a lighter side dish this holiday season!



  • 2 c. corn
  • 1 tbsp. grated fresh lemon zest
  • 2 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • ¼ c. unsalted butter melted
  • 1 tbsp. honey
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. black pepper
  • 2 c. cooked quinoa


  1. Prepare the dressing by whisking together the lemon zest, lemon juice, melted butter, honey, salt and pepper in a large bowl.
  2. Add the quinoa and corn kernels to the bowl with the dressing and toss until it's evenly coated. Season with salt and pepper and serve.

Recipe Notes

[My 2 Cents]
Remember when I did my Freezer Corn: How To? That's what I pulled out for this recipe! Worked perfect. I was able to have fresh corn at the end of November for my holiday dish. If you weren't able to freeze corn this year, I would highly recommend it for next year. It's AWESOME!

Adapted from Just A Taste

Nutrition Facts
Quinoa and Corn
Amount Per Serving
Calories 251 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 21mg7%
Sodium 166mg7%
Potassium 307mg9%
Carbohydrates 36g12%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 455IU9%
Vitamin C 9.4mg11%
Calcium 21mg2%
Iron 1.5mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Quinoa and Corn // This Quinoa & Corn is a lighter dish that is perfect for the holidays! | Tried and Tasty

Quinoa and Corn // This Quinoa & Corn is a lighter dish that is perfect for the holidays! | Tried and Tasty

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7 comments about “Quinoa & Corn

  1. Ashlee Prisbrey

    I was really excited about this! It brings such a fun light, bright color t the table. but shouldn’t the quinoa be cooked, not uncooked? I’ve never worked with it before so I totally don’t know anything about it, sorry for being a total stupid commentor!

    1. Yvonne

      You are absolutely right! I just fixed the recipe – whoops! Definitely needs to be cooked or you will have a mess on your hands! You aren’t a stupid commenter at all, I appreciate the catch :)

        1. Yvonne

          Of course you aren’t an idiot!! I just didn’t write the recipe correctly :) That would be awesome if you tried it because of me!

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