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: Prep Time: 20 Total Time: 20 Category: Salad Scale 1x 2x 3x Ingredients 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 3– 4 green onions, chopped 2 large handfuls of spinach 1 handful fresh mint sprigs ( 4– 5 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 Cook quinoa according to instructions on the package, then set aside (refrigerate) to cool. Chop/prepare the tomatoes, cucumbers, red and green onions. Place the washed spinach, mint and parsley in a food processor and pulse until finely chopped and combined. In a small bowl, add all of the dressing ingredients and set aside. 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