Summer is bearing down hard on us here in NYC. It's not in full swing yet but we have a had a few inklings of things to come and let's just say I will be using my oven as little as possible. So in my mad search for cold salads I put together this scrumptious little concoction last week. It starts with my new favorite ingredient, quinoa. How come no one ever told me about this until about 6 months ago? It's lovely. To that I added sweet corn, chopped summer squash and basil. I served it on a bed of mache or lamb's lettuce and drizzled on a homemade lemon vinaigrette. Voila. Cool, crisp summer lunch. Try it.