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Basil Spinach & Corn Quinoa

Basil Spinach & Corn Quinoa ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #vegetarian #glutenfree #quinoa #recipe

I just adore the nutty chewiness that is quinoa. It’s like nothing else … and it’s so wonderfully healthy and good for you too!

I had some cooked quinoa in my fridge that needed sprucing up and some fresh spinach that needed to be used quickly, so I grabbed a few of my favorite ingredients and made this little beauty of a dish. It can be a meal or a side dish, whatever you prefer. I think it would be really good with chicken, too, but I was happy with it just like this.

This dish was inspired by that fabulous Basil Chive Corn & Cucumber Salad from Fountain Avenue Kitchen … it’s a little different twist, but I think you’re going to love it.

Basil Spinach & Corn Quinoa

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Yield: 3 - 4 servings

Basil Spinach & Corn Quinoa


  • 1 - 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 3/4 cup chopped onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled & chopped
  • 3 - 4 cups fresh spinach, chopped
  • 3/4 cup frozen corn, thawed
  • 2 cups cooked quinoa
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh basil, chopped


  1. Heat the olive oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic and saute until the onion is soft & translucent.
  2. Add the spinach, cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until the spinach is wilted. Stir in the corn until warm, then the quinoa, then the basil.
  3. Cook until all is nice and hot, then serve with fresh basil as a garnish if desired.


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Basil Spinach & Corn Quinoa ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #vegetarian #glutenfree #quinoa #recipe

This recipe was shared at The Wednesday RoundupFoodie FriDIYGluten Free Friday, What’s for Dinner Sunday, Sunday Fitness & FoodWeekend Potluck, Hearth & Soul Bloghop and Clever Chicks Bloghop.

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11 Responses

  1. Ann

    I love the addition of quinoa, Ann! I’ve made this salad a variety of ways over the years but have yet to add quinoa. I will have to try!!

    July 18, 2016 at 7:51 am

    • Ann

      It was delicious! Thanks for being a wonderful inspiration, Ann.

      July 18, 2016 at 8:50 pm

      • Ann

        Hurrah! I’m sooo happy you tried it! Thanks for letting me know your thoughts.

        July 20, 2016 at 9:55 pm

  2. Love the basil corn combo! A perfect summer side dish!

    July 18, 2016 at 1:50 pm

    • Ann

      Thank you Jessica! Basil & corn are so lovely together.

      July 18, 2016 at 8:49 pm

  3. This sounds sooo divine!! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

    July 20, 2016 at 12:12 am

    • Ann

      You’re welcome! Thank you for the kind comment! 🙂

      July 20, 2016 at 9:53 pm

  4. This sounds fabulous! Thank you for sharing at Sunday Fitness & Food, Pinned 🙂

    July 21, 2016 at 8:04 pm

    • Ann

      Thanks so much, Angela. I hope you try it! It’s delish. 🙂

      July 21, 2016 at 9:26 pm

  5. Looks good. Thanks for sharing on the What’s for Dinner link up!

    July 22, 2016 at 5:30 pm

  6. Your Basil Spinach and Corn Quinoa looks so delicious, and so wholesome too! Thank you for sharing it with us at the Hearth and Soul Hop. Pinning!

    July 26, 2016 at 7:46 am