Tomato Cucumber Quinoa Salad

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Tomato Cucumber Quinoa Salad

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Today’s recipe is for a tomato cucumber quinoa salad with the flavors of traditional Bulgarian salad. It can be put together quickly and can be served as a meal or side dish. This salad is perfect for the summer, it is light and refreshing.
You’ll need about a half cup of quinoa, that needs to be cooked in advance. You can also add black olives and feta cheese to the salad if you’d like.

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Tomato Cucumber Quinoa Salad

 

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Tomato Cucumber Quinoa Salad
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 
Tomato Cucumber Quinoa Salad - Superfood !
Course: salads
Servings: 2
Calories: 610 kcal
Author: Lyubomira L
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup washed quinoa
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 4 medium tomatoes cut into small pieces
  • 6 small persian cucumbers
  • 1/2 red onion diced
  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley
  • juice from 1/2 lemon
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • optional: you can add dried oregano , black olives and feta cheese to the salad
Instructions
  1. In a saucepan combine butter, water and quinoa and bring o a boil. Then reduce heat to low and cover.
  2. Cook quinoa until water is absorbed, or about 20 minutes. Then fluff quinoa with a fork. Let it cool to a room temperature.
  3. In a bowl combine quinoa, tomatoes, cucumbers, red onion, parsley and stir to combine.
  4. Add salt, black pepper, olive oil and lemon juice and stir again.
Nutrition Facts
Tomato Cucumber Quinoa Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 610 Calories from Fat 342
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 38g 58%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 15mg 5%
Sodium 1255mg 52%
Potassium 2067mg 59%
Total Carbohydrates 57g 19%
Dietary Fiber 12g 48%
Sugars 18g
Protein 13g 26%
Vitamin A 63.9%
Vitamin C 81.9%
Calcium 17.6%
Iron 28.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.