Quinoa Salad with Cucumber, Onion, Parsley & Tomato
For a fast and filling gluten-free salad, quinoa 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.
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!
Gluten-Free Quinoa Salad with Cucumber, Onion, Parsley & Tomato
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.
Makes about 2 cups.
This salad is gluten-free (no wheat, barley or rye) and casein-free, dairy-free and lactose-free, egg-free, meat-free, nut-free and soy-free. It can also be corn-free depending on the brands of oil and vinegar you use. I hope you find it to be a quick and easy recipe for your gluten-free cooking.
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