Grilled Zucchini, Corn and Peach Quinoa Salad

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July 5, 2018
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Grilled Zucchini, Corn and Peach Quinoa Salad

Grilled Zucchini, Corn and Peach Quinoa Salad

Aw, man…. this salad is soooooo good!

Chock full of all things fresh!  

Delicious corn, sweet peaches, nutritious zucchini and creamy avocados.

All grilled to impart a smoky, summertime flavor.

Our tangy dressing is freshly made with basil and lemon perfecting this salad’s lovely presentation.

 

Live California Basil

If I’m making my own dressing, I like to do that first. It allows the dressing ingredients to marry and mellow together before using. Of course, we start with fresh California basil.

 

Finely chop the basil and mince the garlic.  Olive oil, apple cider vinegar, lemon juice and a little salt. Mix together and set aside.

Finely chop the basil and mince the garlic. This dressing is very easy and you probably have all the ingredients already in your pantry.  Olive oil, apple cider vinegar, lemon juice and a little salt. Mix together and set aside.

 

Corn, halved zucchini, halved peaches, and halved avocados

Grill the corn, zucchini, peaches and avocado on a super hot grill.

Grill the corn, zucchini, peaches and avocado on a super hot grill. Allow to rest before cutting. This is a cold salad so everything needs to be cooled off before going into the salad anyway. You could even do this grilling a few hours in advance, just make sure to protect the avocado from browning.  

 

Fresh arugula

When you are ready to serve, build your base with 8 oz. of fresh arugula.

 

Add 2 cups of cooked, cooled quinoa to arugula base.

Add 2 cups of cooked, cooled quinoa.

 

The next layer is feta cheese and halved cherry tomatoes.

The next layer is feta cheese and halved cherry tomatoes.

 

Add the corn and zucchini.

Add the corn and zucchini.

 

Lastly, add the peaches and avocado.

Lastly, add the peaches and avocado.

 

 

Grilled Zucchini, Corn and Peach Quinoa Salad

Lovely!

 

Pour the dressing over the top of salad and toss to combine.

Pour the dressing over the top and toss to combine.

 

Grilled Zucchini, Corn and Peach Quinoa Salad

Prepare to hear your friends and family rave and beg for the recipe.  

Well, here ya go!

Grilled Zucchini Corn and Peach Quinoa Salad

Grilled Zucchini, Corn and Peach Quinoa Salad

Susan the CA Grown Mom
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Salad
Cuisine American

Ingredients
  

For Salad

  • 4 zucchini, halved
  • 2 ears corn, shucked
  • 2 peaches, pitted and halved
  • 1 avocado, pitted and halved
  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa, cooked according to package directions
  • 8 oz. arugula
  • 4 oz. crumbled feta
  • 20 cherry tomatoes, halved

For Dressing

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1-2 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/3 cup fresh basil, finely chopped
  • pinch of salt

Instructions
 

  • Combine all the dressing ingredients and set aside.
  • Grill the corn, zucchini, peaches and avocado on a hot grill. Allow to rest.
  • Build the base of the salad by adding the arugula to a shallow bowl. Top with the quinoa.
  • Add the feta and tomatoes.
  • Remove the corn kernels from the cobs and add to the salad along with the sliced zucchini.
  • Top with the sliced peaches and avocado.
  • Add the dressing right before serving.
Keyword arugula, avocado, basil, Corn, garlic, herbs, lemon, peach, salad, tomato, zucchini
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