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Mint & Tomato Quinoa Salad

This healthy, low calorie Mint, Cucumber & Tomato Quinoa Salad is packed with tons of fresh herbs and veggies! It’s vegan, gluten-free, simple to assemble and has a nutrient-rich SECRET INGREDIENT that you won’t even know is there!

  • Author: The Saucy Fig
  • Prep Time: 20
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: Salad

Ingredients

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Salad

  • 1 1/2 cups uncooked quinoa
  • 1 small package cherry or grape tomatoes, halfed
  • 1 small/medium cucumber, quartered
  • 1 can chickpeas
  • 1/3 cup diced red onion
  • 34 green onions, chopped
  • 2 large handfuls of spinach
  • 1 handful fresh mint sprigs (45 sprigs)
  • 1 handful fresh parsley

Dressing

  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • Juice from 4 limes
  • sea salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. Cook quinoa according to instructions on the package, then set aside (refrigerate) to cool.
  2. Chop/prepare the tomatoes, cucumbers, red and green onions.
  3. Place the washed spinach, mint and parsley in a food processor and pulse until finely chopped and combined.
  4. In a small bowl, add all of the dressing ingredients and set aside.
  5. Add the salad ingredients, included cooled quinoa to a large bowl, pour dressing over top and toss to combine.

Notes

As with all salads, I feel like the amount of dressing varies by taste, so add a little dressing at a time and continue adding until satisfied.  If too dry, add more olive oil and/or lime juice.

Keywords: salad, quinoa, tomatoes, mint, cucumbers, healthy