Strawberry Quinoa Salad

What you'll need:

  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 2C water
  • 1 lb strawberries, thinly sliced
  • 2C cucumber, finely diced
  • 1/4C red onion, finely diced
  • 1Cup fresh mint, chopped
  • 1C Italian parsley Chopped
  • 4 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp salt,
  • fresh pepper 

How you'll do it:

  1. Rinse, drain, and cook quinoa as instructed* 
  2. Chill quinoa (could be cooked the night before and refrigerated overnight!)
  3. Add cooked, chilled quinoa to a large bowl and add, strawberries, cucumber, red onion, mint and parsley and gently toss till well combined. 
  4. Add in olive oil, red wine vinegar, lemon juice, salt and pepper, and mix. 
  5. Let salad stand for a few minutes mix again and add salt, pepper and lemon juice to taste. Toss again just prior to serving.

*package instructions may vary (or maybe you bought in bulk). Typically for 1 cup of quinoa you'd combine with 2 cups of water, bring to a boil. Reduce to simmer and cook until water is absorbed (about 15 min), then remove from heat but let sit covered for about 5min. If scaling recipe typically 1-part quinoa = 2-parts water.