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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.

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.

Quinoa Salad with Cucumber, Onion, Parsley & Tomato

Ingredients:

  • 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

Directions:

Combine ingredients.

Adjust seasonings to taste.

Chill and serve.

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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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