Gluten-Free Quinoa Salad with Cucumber, Onion, Parsley & Tomato

Quinoa Salad with Cucumber, Onion, Parsley & Tomato

For a fast and filling dish, gluten-free quinoa salad provides lots of nutrition.  Although it is quick and easy to cook (like rice or pasta), quinoa is actually the seeds of a plant which is not really in the cereal family.

Quinoa Salad with Cucumber, Onion, Parsley & Tomato - Gluten-Free

Quinoa Salad with Cucumber, Onion, Parsley & Tomato – Gluten-Free

When I make quinoa, I often make a double recipe so I’ll have the leftover to make this salad the next day. It’s so easy!


Quinoa Salad with Cucumber, Onion, Parsley & Tomato

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Makes about 2 cups.


  • 3/4 Cup Quinoa, cooked and drained (rinse before cooking) – about 1-1/2 cups cooked
  • 1/2 Cup Cucumber, diced
  • 1/8 Cup Sweet Onion, diced
  • 2 Tablespoons Italian Parsley, snipped
  • 1/8 Cup Diced Tomato
  • 1 Teaspoon Oil, Olive or your favorite
  • 1 Teaspoon Cider Vinegar, or Lemon Juice
  • 2 Teaspoons Honey, or Agave, to taste
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste


Combine ingredients.

Adjust seasonings to taste.

Chill and serve.



Added to:

Simply Sugar & Gluten-Free’s Slightly Indulgent Tuesday

Gluten-Free Homemaker’s Gluten-Free Wednesday

Miz Helen’s Country Cottage Full Plate Thursday

The Nourishing Gourmet’s Pennywise Platter Thursday

Frugal Follies’ Frugal Food Thursday

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  • Miz Helen

    August 14, 2011

    Hi Pat,
    It is so nice to see you today. I just love a great Quinoa Salad, and your addition of cucumber makes this one so yummy. I really could just make a whole meal off of one of these salads. Hope you are having a great week end and thanks for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    See you soon!
    Miz Helen

    • Pat

      August 15, 2011

      Thank you, Miz Helen. During the growing season, there are so many fresh veggies that would be good with quinoa, but I especially like a cucumber fresh from the garden.

  • Debra

    August 11, 2011

    This is such a beautiful salad and recipe, I might have put it on a place where I can see all the quinoa grains better. I love your additions to the quinoa; I love it with corn. I could just add corn to this recipe, right?

    • Pat

      August 11, 2011

      Yes, I think corn would be a great addition to this. My hardest decision about what to include was to choose from so many possibilities!

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