Since it has actually been pretty darn cold here in Colorado, all I have wanted to do when I get home for work is cuddle up on the couch with the pets and watch movies. This recipe is great for one of those nights. All you have to do is cook some quinoa and some veggies, toss with the dressing and you have a warm, nutty and fragrant meal.
The sesame in this really warms it up. It brings a ton of flavor and really ties everything together. The sesame seeds bring some extra flavor and a little crunch. I used edamame and corn, but you could really use any extra veggies you might have in the fridge. I think some sautéed kale would be awesome in this as well.
This dish could really be used as a main, or a great side.
Quinoa, Edamame and Corn Salad with Sesame Dressing
- 1 cup cooked quinoa
- 2 cups shelled edamame
- 1 cup fresh or frozen corn
- 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
- salt, to taste
- 3 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
- 1 1/2 tablespoons rice vinegar (regular vinegar would work too)
- 1 tablespoon tamari or soy sauce
Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Meanwhile, whisk together all dressing ingredients in a bowl.
Boil edamame for 3 minutes and then add corn. Cook for an additional 2 minutes. Drain in a colander, and rinse with cold water. Drain well.
Combine quinoa, edamame, corn, dressing and toss. Add in sesame seeds and salt. Toss again and enjoy.
This salad can be eaten warm (which I prefer) or cold.