Dairy-Free Mexican Street Corn Quinoa Salad


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Dairy-Free Mexican Street Corn Quinoa Salad

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Salad
Servings: 5
Calories: 365kcal
Author: Gina Fontana


  • ½ cup quinoa , uncooked
  • ¾ cup water
  • 1- 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cups corn (frozen, canned, or fresh)
  • 1 ⁄3 cup red onion , diced
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro minced , a few leaves left for garnish
  • 1 cup dairy-free feta cheese (or other non-dairy cheese)

The Dressing

  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • ½ tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice , more for garnishing if desired
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper


  • Boil ¾ cup of water in a small saucepan and cook ½ cup of quinoa according to package directions (about 15 minutes until all the water is absorbed).
  • While the quinoa is cooking, heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add the corn and sauté until slightly charred, approximately 7-10 minutes. Transfer the corn to large bowl. Add the red onion, cilantro, and 1 cup of the cooked quinoa to the bowl. Mix to combine.
  • In a separate small bowl, add all dressing ingredients and whisk/stir until smooth. Pour the dressing into the bowl with the corn, toss to mix well.
  • Add half the dairy-free feta (or other dairy-free cheese of choice). Mix. Let the salad cool for at least 10-15 minutes. Add the remaining half of the cheese and mix. Garnish with more fresh cilantro and feta and serve!


Note: You may make this salad a few hours ahead of time, just be sure to cover and chill until you're ready to serve.


Nutrition Facts
Dairy-Free Mexican Street Corn Quinoa Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 365 Calories from Fat 225
% Daily Value*
Fat 25g38%
Saturated Fat 7g35%
Trans Fat 0.02g
Polyunsaturated Fat 7g
Monounsaturated Fat 10g
Cholesterol 31mg10%
Sodium 535mg22%
Potassium 310mg9%
Carbohydrates 28g9%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 9g18%
Vitamin A 597IU12%
Vitamin C 7mg8%
Calcium 169mg17%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Gluten Free & More are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
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