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Cucumber Mint Quinoa Salad


This salad is essentially a variation of tabbouleh. Quinoa is incredibly high in protein, plus it has lots of calcium and iron. Light, mild, and low cal, yet it's extremely filling; this is a wonderfully refreshing summer salad that we love for it's flavor and simplicity.

Combine:

3 c. cooked quinoa

1 c. cherry tomatoes, cut in half (or 1 c. diced tomatoes)

1 medium cucumber, peeled and diced

1 Tbsp. sliced green or red onion

¼ c. mint, finely chopped

½ c. chopped sweet bell pepper, optional

Whisk together and lightly toss into the veggies:

2 Tbsp. red wine vinegar

1 Tbsp. olive oil

½ - 1 tsp. honey, to your taste

Options:

1) A splash of orange juice and a quick grate of orange zest is quite a tasty addition!

2) If you have no mint- substitute with dill, chives, cilantro, tarragon, parsley, or a blend of these herbs. It's transformed to a new salad!

3) Sprinkle with 1-2 Tbsp. crumbled feta

Recipe created or adapted by Liz Talley, Urban Graze

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