Quinoa with Corn, Scallions, and Mint

Quinoa with Corn, Scallions, and Mint
Fat 30% Carbs 59% Protein 12%
Percent Calories

1 serving of quinoa with corn, scallions, and mint contains 266 Calories. The macronutrient breakdown is 59% carbs, 30% fat, and 12% protein. This is a good source of protein (14% of your Daily Value), fiber (16% of your Daily Value), and potassium (9% of your Daily Value).

8 servings
Prep Time
30 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes



  1. Shuck corn and make sure none of the silk remains. Put corn in a 5- to 6-quart wide pot, then add water to cover and bring to a boil, covered. Remove from heat and let stand, covered, 5 minutes. Transfer corn with tongs to a cutting board. When cool enough to handle, cut kernels off cobs with a large heavy knife.
  2. Meanwhile, whisk together lemon zest and juice, butter, honey, salt, and pepper in a large bowl until combined.
  3. Wash quinoa in 3 changes of cold water in a bowl, draining in a large sieve each time.
  4. Cook quinoa in a 4- to 5-quart pot of boiling salted water, uncovered, until almost tender, about 10 minutes. Drain in sieve, then set sieve over same pot with 1 inch of simmering water (water should not touch bottom of sieve). Cover quinoa with a folded kitchen towel, then cover sieve with a lid (don't worry if lid doesn't fit tightly) and steam until quinoa is tender, fluffy, and dry, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand (still covered) 5 minutes.
  5. Chop scallions and fresh mint.
  6. Add quinoa to dressing and toss until dressing is absorbed, then stir in corn, scallions, mint, and salt and pepper to taste.

Nutrition Facts

For 1 serving of quinoa with corn, scallions, and mint (121g)

Nutrient Value %DV
Calories 266
Fats 9g 12%
Saturated fats 4g 21%
Trans fats 0.2g
Cholesterol 15mg 5%
Sodium 159mg 7%
Carbs 40g 15%
Net carbs 36g
Fiber 5g 16%
Sugar 6g
Protein 8g
Calcium 40mg 4%
Iron 3mg 38%
Potassium 433mg 9%
Vitamin D 0.1μg 1%
Vitamins and Minerals
Alpha carotene 8μg
Beta carotene 84μg
Caffeine 0mg
Choline 44mg 8%
Copper 0.3mg 34%
Fluoride 0.4μg
Folate (B9) 111μg 28%
Lycopene 0μg
Magnesium 108mg 26%
Manganese 1mg 45%
Niacin 2mg 10%
Pantothenic acid 1mg 14%
Phosphorus 248mg 35%
Retinol 47μg
Riboflavin (B2) 0.2mg 13%
Selenium 4μg 7%
Theobromine 0mg
Thiamine 0.2mg 20%
Vitamin A IU 584IU
Vitamin A 69μg 8%
Vitamin B12 0μg 1%
Vitamin B6 0.3mg 21%
Vitamin C 7mg 8%
Vitamin D IU 4IU
Vitamin D2 0μg
Vitamin D3 0.1μg
Vitamin E 1mg 8%
Vitamin K 16μg 14%
Zinc 2mg 15%
Sugar 6g
Sucrose 0.5g
Glucose 3g
Fructose 2g
Lactose 0g
Maltose 0g
Galactose 0.1g
Starch 25g
Saturated fats 4g 21%
Monounsaturated fats 2g
Polyunsaturated fats 2g
Trans fats 0.2g
Fatty Acids
Total omega 3 0.1g
Total omega 6 0.4g
Alpha Linolenic Acid (ALA) 0g
Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) 0g
Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA) 0g
Docosapentaenoic Acid (DPA) 0g
Amino Acids
Alanine 0.4g
Arginine 1g
Aspartic acid 1g
Cystine 0.1g
Glutamic acid 1g
Glycine 0.4g
Histidine 0.2g
Hydroxyproline 0g
Isoleucine 0.3g
Leucine 1g
Lysine 0.4g
Methionine 0.2g
Phenylalanine 0.3g
Proline 0.5g
Serine 0.3g
Threonine 0.3g
Tryptophan 0.1g
Tyrosine 0.2g
Valine 0.4g

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