Roasted Corn, Avocado, and Radish Quinoa {recipe}

Quinoa with Roasted Corn, Avocado, Radish

Mercury was in retrograde for the last three weeks so I guess that explains a lot…

But now that Mercury has gone direct, I don’t have much of an excuse anymore.

So there’s this.

If nothing else this summer, by God, at least there was corn.
quinoa with roasted corn avocado radish

Roasted Corn, Avocado, and Radish Quinoa {recipe}

Corn, avocados, and tomatoes are a regular summertime combination, but I have this thing with tomatoes, so I switched them out for something else. Crunchy radishes spicy with the heat of the midsummer sun are nowhere even close to a “natural” substitution for sweet, soft, juicy tomatoes, but guess what? Nobody really cares.

serves 4


½ clove garlic, very finely minced, to a paste if possible
juice of 1 lime
2 tablespoons olive oil
optional: teaspoon or two of honey or agave
2 cups cooked quinoa
kernels from 4 grilled or roasted cobs of corn
1 avocado, diced
1 cup radishes, quartered (or halved cherry tomatoes, or diced larger tomatoes)
4-5 handfuls wild arugula
salt and pepper to taste


In a small bowl, whisk together garlic, lime juice, and olive oil (and honey or agave if you’re using it). Hit with a little salt and pepper, though don’t worry too much about seasoning, if at all, here. You will season the final dish, too.

Toss the cooked quinoa, corn, avocado, radishes, and arugula together in a large bowl. Drizzle with lime juice+olive oil mixture. Toss to coat the quinoa and vegetables. Taste, and season with salt and pepper accordingly.

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{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

1 catty August 12, 2012 at 10:46 pm

I needed some inspiration for quinoa, i eat the same thing with my quinoa almost everyday lol. love the easy dressing idea too. 


2 Sarah J. Gim August 12, 2012 at 11:05 pm

catty: these days, the produce at the farmers markets is so outstandingly flavorful that it doesn’t need anything but a little salt! makes “cooking” so much easier :)


3 Diane, A Broad August 12, 2012 at 11:52 pm

I was thinking the following sentence when this popped up in my RSS feed: “what am I going to do with those avocados and that corn?” It’s a miracle.


4 Emma Brown August 13, 2012 at 7:48 am

Mmm sounds so delicous and healthy. Must try it.


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