Remember the post on Quinoa? Remember the recipe listed, Quinoa with Corn, Scallions, and Mint? A W E S O M E. Make it.
If you haven't tried quinoa yet, do make this dish. Fresh, flavorful, light, a bit chewy, and healthy. If you have made quinoa, make this dish next!! I've made it twice now with eight different, very positive comments of surprised delight. It's in my top five side dishes, along with Island Rice and Chipotle Mashed Sweet Potatoes, and Green Bean Salad w/ Mint Vinaigrette.
The second time I made it, pictured here, I used half buff quinoa and half red quinoa for a variety in appearance. It tasted pretty much the same, and it was just an option I decided to try. I also used half basil, half mint, both times since I didn't let my mint grow back enough to get a full half cup.