Easy Quinoa Salad Recipe

Easy Quinoa Salad Recipe
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How To Make Easy Quinoa Salad

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Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 15 minutes
Total: 25 minutes

Serves:

Ingredients

  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 cucumber, diced
  • 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint, chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Rinse the quinoa under cold water.

  2. In a saucepan, bring 2 cups of water to a boil. Add the quinoa and reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes or until the water is absorbed.

  3. Remove the quinoa from heat and let it cool.

  4. In a large bowl, combine the cooked quinoa, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, red onion, parsley, and mint.

  5. In a small bowl, whisk together the lemon juice, olive oil, salt, and pepper. Pour the dressing over the quinoa salad and toss to combine.

  6. Serve chilled and enjoy!

Nutrition

  • Calories : 220kcal
  • Total Fat : 8g
  • Saturated Fat : 1g
  • Cholesterol : 0mg
  • Sodium : 200mg
  • Total Carbohydrates : 33g
  • Dietary Fiber : 5g
  • Sugar : 4g
  • Protein : 6g
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