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Jalapeño Quinoa Corn Dip in a bowl.

Jalapeño Quinoa Corn Dip

  • Author: Pinch of Yum
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 6 (about 3/4 cup per serving) 1x


This Jalapeño Quinoa Corn Dip is super delicious and easy to make! Makes for a perfect healthy lunch or snack that is loaded with flavor.



For the Dip:

  • 1 cup quinoa, rinsed
  • 2 cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • 2 ears sweet corn, kernels cut off the cob (almost 2 cups)
  • 1/2 red onion, minced (about 1/2 cup)
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon taco seasoning
  • 2 cups chopped fresh baby spinach

For the Jalapeno Dressing:

  • 1/2 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup 2% milk
  • 1 teaspoons white vinegar
  • 1 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup fresh herbs of choice – I like parsley, basil, cilantro, or chives
  • 1 jalapeño pepper (the ribs and seeds are the HOT part, so remove those if you want a milder dressing)


  1. Bring the chicken or vegetable broth to a boil and add the quinoa. Cook according to package directions. Remove from heat and set aside until cooled. Fluff with a fork.
  2. Melt the butter in a skillet over medium high heat. Add the sweet corn and red onion, sauteing until the corn is cooked (it will turn bright yellow). Add the taco seasoning and toss to combine. You can let it keep roasting in the pan until it gets little more browned if you have time to wait for the delicious roasty-corn effect.
  3. Pulse all the dressing ingredients in a food processor until smooth. Taste and adjust seasoning as you like. Toss the quinoa, corn, spinach, and as much dressing as you’d like together in a large bowl. Serve warm or cold with chips or cracker or any other dipper!


I mentioned in the post that you don’t need a stove for this recipe – if I were making this without a stove in the basement (which I am) I would just skip the roasting of the corn. The corn and jalapeno would be okay raw, but I’d probably also skip the onions – just a weird thing I have with not liking raw onions.

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Category: Dip
  • Cuisine: Mexican-Inspired

Keywords: corn dip, jalapeno quinoa corn dip, quinoa dip