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Tomato Cucumber Quinoa Salad

Hi everyone!
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.

Tomato Cucumber Quinoa Salad


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Tomato Cucumber Quinoa Salad

By Lyubomira L
Tomato Cucumber Quinoa Salad - Superfood !
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total: 30 minutes
Servings: 2


  • 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


  • In a saucepan combine butter, water and quinoa and bring o a boil. Then reduce heat to low and cover.
  • Cook quinoa until water is absorbed, or about 20 minutes. Then fluff quinoa with a fork. Let it cool to a room temperature.
  • In a bowl combine quinoa, tomatoes, cucumbers, red onion, parsley and stir to combine.
  • Add salt, black pepper, olive oil and lemon juice and stir again.


Calories: 610kcal, Carbohydrates: 57g, Protein: 13g, Fat: 38g, Saturated Fat: 8g, Cholesterol: 15mg, Sodium: 1255mg, Potassium: 2067mg, Fiber: 12g, Sugar: 18g, Vitamin A: 3195IU, Vitamin C: 67.6mg, Calcium: 176mg, Iron: 5.1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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Course: salads
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