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.

quinoa cucumber tomato salad

Quinoa Cucumber Tomato Salad Recipe

This easy summer salad makes a perfect side dish to any meal. The quinoa has a slight nutty taste and crunch, and is combined with fresh cucumbers and tomato salad, making a lovely side salad that is as satisfying as it is delicious.
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 187 kcal


  • 1 cup quinoa - uncooked
  • 1 large cucumber - diced
  • 1 small red onion - finely diced
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes - halved
  • ¼ 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.


The entire recipe makes 4 servings
The serving size is about 1 cup


Calories: 187 kcal (9%)Carbohydrates: 27 g (9%)Protein: 6 g (12%)Fat: 6 g (9%)Saturated Fat: 0 gFiber: 3 g (13%)Sugar: 0 g
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