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Fresh Corn, Avocado and Red Quinoa Summer Salad Recipe

Fresh corn, avocado and quinoa summer salad recipe

Who’s enjoying the summer sunshine?

We definitely have been! Although we’ve had our fair share of junk food, I have been trying to make sure that we’re staying on track with eating healthy foods. If you’re looking for a fresh, healthy and gluten free salad to bring to a summer event or serve to family and friends in your backyard, try this fresh corn, avocado and red quinoa summer salad recipe!

Summer salad recipe -  corn, avocado and cilantro side dish

In staying with the summer fresh theme, I put together a salad using some ingredients that I always keep on hand: mixed greens, red quinoa, and feta cheese. Fresh corn on the cob and avocado are ripe and ready during the summer months, so go ahead and put it all together to create a tasty and healthy treat!

Fresh Corn, Avocado and Red Quinoa Summer Salad Recipe


  • 1 ear fresh corn on the cob, cooked
  • 1 cup red quinoa, cooked
  • 1 cup mixed greens
  • 1/2 avocado, cubed
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 cup feta cheese
  • 1/4 cup red onion, sliced thin
  • 2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste

Ok, so all you really do is prep the veggies according to the ingredient list above, cut the corn off of the cob, you don’t want the cob in the salad! Combine all ingredients in a large bowl, toss until everything is coated with olive oil, and that’s it! This is the easiest summer salad recipe I have ever made – fresh, meatless, and really good.

Summer Entertaining, Corn, Avocado and Red Quinoa Salad Side Dish

This is a super easy salad that makes about 4 cups worth, so go ahead and double the recipe if you need to feed a larger family or group. This gluten free salad is perfect to serve at a function, we’re having our annual family beach barbecue soon and I am definitely bringing this salad!

Make a few adjustments to please your palate: For a vegan or dairy free salad, leave out the feta cheese. Remove the red onions for your onion-challenged kids.

Enjoy your fresh summer salad recipe!

Elote avocado corn dip - this is Mexican street corn in a bowl is delicious, perfect for Cinco de Mayo parties!Here’s another must try corn and avocado recipe. Try making this homemade elote Mexican corn and avocado dip. The flavors are heaven in a bowl, try this delicious appetizer this summer!



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1 Comment

  • I just discovered Quinoa LAST month while spending two weeks with my health-obsessed sister who practically lives on it and I just love it! Now I ‘m trying to make up for lost time ~ and collecting every yummy sounding recipe I can find! This one definitely fits/ fill the bill and I can’t wait to try it this week! Thanks.

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