Summer Quinoa Salad & Cucumber Lemonade

Quinoa Summer Salad

This light but filling salad can be made with quinoa (a gluten free grain sold next to the rice) or with couscous. I eye-ball all the ingredients. Really, you can’t screw up this recipe!

Mix together:

I use about 2-3C cooked (and cooled) quinoa or couscous. Most can be microwaved. EASY!

2 squeezed lemons

1/4 c olive oil

kidney beans, drained

garbonzo beans, drained

sliced kalamata olives

feta cheese

chopped peeled cucumber

chopped red pepper

mint leaves, chopped

basil and chives chopped (if I have them in my garden pots)

salt and pepper to taste

Cucumber Lemonade

And the perfect Summer beverage with this is my friend Wendy’s “Cucumber Lemonade”!




Sliced Cucumbers & Ice

Serve with a couple cucumber slices in each cup.


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3 Responses to Summer Quinoa Salad & Cucumber Lemonade

  1. Dolores says:

    Cucumber Lemonade sounds different and good. What is the ratio of lemonade to Sprite please? Thank you.

  2. Sarah says:

    Canada Dry Ginger Ale with Green Tea (just came out I saw it at the store) would be really good with this too. More antioxidants! :0)

  3. Shannon says:

    This looks delicious and I’ve been looking for a great quinoa recipe. I’ll definitely try the cucumber lemonade too. Lately I’ve had a pitcher of water with cucumbers and limes in it and its a wonderful refreshing drink!

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