Perfect for a light summer side salad, this Quinoa Cucumber Tomato Salad is not only incredibly easy to make, it’s super tasty! I love the slight crunch of the quinoa along with the fresh, crisp vegetables. And the simple lemon dressing pulls it all together wonderfully. This salad is a great way for me to get my kids to eat some vegetables and healthy whole grains – they love this dish. And any leftovers go great in their lunch boxes the next day. If you have a few Smart Points to spare, I suggest adding in some feta or goat cheese crumbles for an added kick of flavor. It’s sooooooo good! You could also top it with some grilled chicken, and/or add in some extra roasted veggies like bell peppers and zucchini, to make to a complete meal. This Quinoa Cucumber Tomato Salad works great at BBQ’s, potlucks, parties…you name it. It’s versatile, delicious, healthy, and just 5 Smart Points per serving.
- 1 cup quinoa uncooked
- 1 large cucumber diced
- 1 small red onion finely diced
- 1 cup cherry tomatoes halved
- 1/4 cup fresh parsley finely chopped
- 1 garlic clove minced
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- Juice from 1/2 of a fresh lemon
- Salt and pepper to taste
Cook quinoa according to package instructions. Set aside until it cools to room temperature.
Add remaining ingredients to quinoa, and toss well to combine.
Entire recipe makes 4 servings
Serving size is about 1 cup
Each serving = 5 Smart Points
PER SERVING: 187 calories; 6g fat; 0g saturated fat; 27g carbohydrates; 3g fiber; 0g sugar; 6g protein