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easy quinoa salad recipe

Easy Quinoa Salad Recipe

 This very easy and tasty quinoa salad is a must- include in your meal preparation, especially if you are trying to embrace a well-balanced whole food plant-based lifestyle.

Course Main Course, Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword easy quinoa salad recipe, gluten free, oil free, quinoa salad
Prep Time 20 minutes
Servings 3

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup quinoa
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • 1 tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 3 small cucumbers, diced
  • 1 bell pepper, diced
  • 1 haas avocado, diced
  • 6-7 cherry tomatoes, diced
  • 1/2 lemon squeeze
  • few leaves mint, thinly cut
  • Dash himalayan pink salt and pepper

Instructions

Quinoa

  1. Cook quinoa per instructions.

    Once it starts boiling, add the Italian seasoning (made from  basil, marjoram, oregano, rosemary, and thyme) and onion powder

    Reduce heat, simmer and let the water gets absorbed. Fluff with fork every now and then.

    Cooked quinoa should be fluffy. On average, it takes about 15 to 20 minutes.

    Let it cool.

Salad

  1. In a bowl, mix all the vegetables.

    Squeeze lemon and add dash salt and pepper.

    Add quinoa.

    Refrigerate and serve cold. Otherwise, eat pronto!