Cucumber and Quinoa Salad

I am a huge fan of cucumber salad. I thought I would up the nutritional benefits of one of my favorites salads and make this Cucumber and Quinoa Salad. I am happy to report that it is delicious! It tastes like a traditional cucumber salad with a little bit of a nutty/crunchy feel!

Cucumber and Quinoa Salad Recipe

Last week I posted a Quinoa Taco Salad recipe. My family liked it so much I wanted to find more ways to incorporate the super food that is quinoa into our weekly meal plan. Like I mentioned before, Quinoa has so many nutritional benefits and it has such a mild taste, because of this, it makes a great addition to almost any meal. You could easily add it to most soups and salads with delicious results!

Cucumber and Quinoa Salad

Cucumber and Quinoa Salad
 
Ingredients
  • 1 cucumber, thinly sliced
  • 2 cups quinoa
  • ¼ red onion, thinly sliced
  • ¼ cup dill pickle juice
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Prepare quinoa according to package instructions.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine all ingredients.

This recipe easily serves 4~6 people. It would be perfect for holiday potlucks!

It’s definitly a crowd pleaser.

 

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