Quinoa and Corn Salad with Honey-Lime Dressing is a hearty and delicious salad also made with roasted tomatoes and feta cheese for the perfect summer salad!

Quinoa and Corn Salad with Honey-Lime Dressing is a hearty and delicious salad also made with roasted tomatoes and feta cheese for the perfect summer salad! #healthy #vegetarian #quinoa #salad #lunch #corn

Happy Friday! In case you haven’t noticed, Friday is my favourite day of the week. And what better than to bring you my new favourite salad of all time on my favourite day? This Quinoa and Corn Salad with Honey-Lime Dressing aka please-magically-reappear aka I-could-eat-this-everyday. Yes, I’m working on my maturity. Kinda.

Quinoa and Corn Salad with Honey-Lime Dressing is a hearty and delicious salad also made with roasted tomatoes and feta cheese for the perfect summer salad! #healthy #vegetarian #quinoa #salad #lunch #corn

I’ll tell you how this salad came about. I, in the last bits of this summer heat made chili – don’t judge me, it’s so that when we all have chili on our mind it magically turns up on the blog. These are our food blogger problems. This resulted in having leftover corn and thinking about corn all week. This was coupled with my burning desire to fill the quinoa-less phase (of four whole weeks) and my newest obsession with roasted tomatoes and feta. I also throw lime wedges and chopped herbs on top of everything.

It all ended up in quite a happy marriage.

Quinoa and Corn Salad with Honey-Lime Dressing is a hearty and delicious salad also made with roasted tomatoes and feta cheese for the perfect summer salad! #healthy #vegetarian #quinoa #salad #lunch #corn

 The type of marriage that included a honey and lime dressing coating the quinoa straight out of the bowl which I have done before in my other favourite salad of all time and really loved it, so I wanted to incorporate it here also. What you get is a delicious mix of sweet and savoury quinoa mixed with all the delicious roasted vegetables and topped with feta cheese. And we all know feta cheese is kinda perfect on everything. All in all, I really loved this salad. Best part? I’m talking 25 minutes tops. I factored in the time to make the quinoa too!

Let’s make it a salad date.

Quinoa and Corn Salad with Honey-Lime Dressing is a hearty and delicious salad also made with roasted tomatoes and feta cheese for the perfect summer salad! #healthy #vegetarian #quinoa #salad #lunch #corn

Quinoa and Corn Salad with Honey-Lime Dressing

Preparation 10 min Cook Time 15 min Serves 3     adjust servings

Quinoa and Corn Salad with Honey-Lime Dressing

Ingredients

  • u][3 cups cooked quinoa [/u]
  • 4 tablespoons honey
  • Juice of 2 limes
  • 3/4 cup corn
  • 1 cup grape or cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese

Instructions

  1. Cook Quinoa.
  2. Stir honey and juice of limes with a whisk in a ramekin. Set aside.
  3. While quinoa has 5 minutes left in cooking, heat coconut oil (or your oil on hand) in a pan over medium high heat.
  4. When oil is hot, add tomato halves and corn with salt and ground pepper. Stir to combine and quickly heat for about 5 minutes through until softer and heated through.
  5. When quinoa has finished cooking, stir in the honey lime mixture into the quinoa and using a wooden spoon, turn over a few times to combine.
  6. Add the corn and cherry tomatoes and stir again to combine.
  7. On a serving plate, add quinoa salad and top with feta cheese.
  8. Serve with lime wedges to squeeze over and garnish with chopped herbs. (optional)

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28 comments

  1. You’ve reminded me that I haven’t had quinoa in a few weeks too! That needs to change, starting with this gorgeous, fresh and flavourful corn and quinoa salad! I love everything you’ve put in there (except the feta but that’s only because I’m a weirdo with a vendetta against wet cheeses). This is perfect for a meatless yet protein packed meal. Gorgeous photos too, Jess.

  2. This looks amazing! I have gotten pretty tired of my normal salads, I think this is just the change up I need!

  3. Words cannot describe how much I’m loving your new blog’s layout, name and content. Seriously brilliant Jess, it’s PERFECT! And it suits you sooooo well. Awesome job ahhh!
    This salad looks amazing. I’m adoring both the quinoa and corn addition yuuummm.

  4. Hi Jessica, we both love quinoa and your salad looks absolutely beautiful! Mmm just perfect for summer 🙂
    J+C

  5. Ambar says:

    Savory & Healthy! Love it!

  6. Allison says:

    This is seriously my type of salad! I’m so obsessed with both corn and feta right now. The dressing would be so fresh and zingy with all of those flavours. I REALLY need to make this and eat it daily (just like you say in its alternate name hehe). Crunchy, vibrant, beautiful, seasonal… the perfect dish!!!! Going to keep this in mine for a friend gathering. Thanks for the idea, lady 🙂

  7. This sounds deeeeevine!! I would eat this up! Love all the flavors happening here!

  8. Monica says:

    This looks beautiful, Jessica! I’ve been savoring the last bit of good fresh corn here, too, and I know I would devour this lovely salad of yours. Great idea!

    • Jessica says:

      Thanks Monica! Just saw corn in the supermarket and was tempted to buy but ah, fall recipes are a-coming!

  9. Ohhhh! I love quinoa! And the farmers markets are bursting with fresh corn and cherry tomatoes right now. Beautiful and so in season! Thank you for this wonderful, flavorful and vibrant recipe!

  10. This salad has basically ALL of my fav things in it. And it’s so SO gorgeous too! I love eating pretty food. 🙂 So can’t wait to try this—it’s be perfect for our Labor Day gettogether!

  11. This is so gorgeous Jess! Definitely my kind of salad with the corn, quinoa and tomatoes and lime. Sounds so fresh and healthy and the pics are stunning too girl 🙂

  12. Melanie says:

    Just made this for lunch – super quick to whip up! I’m not even a huge tomato fan, but they went with this salad perfectly. Thanks!

    • Jessica says:

      Thanks for letting me know Melanie! So glad you enjoyed it and you’re welcome. 🙂

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