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Cucumber Avocado and Feta Quinoa Salad

You’ll love my simple quinoa salad recipe.  This Cucumber Avocado and Feta Quinoa Salad is the perfect 10-minute meal.  

Cucumber Avocado Simple Quinoa Salad

Hi guys!

I had a nice, uneventful weekend at home.  I did some shopping for dresses for upcoming baby showers, made some returns, organized some drawers and watched some Netflix.  I’m definitely starting to feel more and more pregnant and am needing slow down, even more, these days.

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One of my pregnancy apps said that the babies can actually taste the foods I’m eating now and eating a variety of foods might help their taste buds be more accepting to flavors when they are actually eating themselves.  Because of that, I’ve been trying to get as many different fruits and veggies in my diet as possible.   Pregnant or not though, mixing up your diet is a great way to make sure you are getting different nutrients.

A simple quinoa salad recipe isn’t new… in fact, I’ve made more than my fair share on Running in a Skirt…  Meditteranean Quinoa Salad, Protein-Packed Asian Edamame Quinoa Salad, Honey Lime Berry Quinoa Salad, Caprese Quinoa Salad just to name a few!  BUT it’s such a great way to have a healthy make-ahead meal that is packed with all kinds of veggies I keep going back to it time and time again.   This latest version has to be one of my favorites… cool cucumber, creamy avocado and salty feta combine for one dreamy combination.  PLUS the entire thing comes together in less than 10 minutes!

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Cucumber Avocado Simple Quinoa Salad

How to Make this Simple Quinoa Salad Recipe

A simple quinoa salad recipe isn’t rocket science.  You simply cook your quinoa according to the package instructions.  Next, you chop up your favorite veggies and add a light dressing.  BUT the result tastes out of this world.

For this Cucumber Avocado and Feta Quinoa Salad, I used fresh cucumbers and herbs from my garden.

Cucumber Avocado Simple Quinoa Salad

I loved all the GREEN color with both the herbs, avocado, and cucumber.  The purple onion provides just enough contrast.

Cucumber Avocado Simple Quinoa Salad

Plus there is something dreamy about avocado and feta together.  It’s a match made just to make your taste buds happy.

The dressing for this simple quinoa salad recipe is just a little bit of olive oil and red wine vinegar.  I also juiced a lemon over it to get that bright citrus flavor.

Cucumber Avocado Simple Quinoa Salad

If you are making a big batch to eat during the week just remember to add fresh avocado before serving it because it turns so easily.  But otherwise, you have a simple 10 minute meal that is nourishing, satisfying and oh so tasty!

I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

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 Cucumber Avocado Simple Quinoa Salad

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Cucumber Avocado Simple Quinoa Salad
Cucumber Avocado and Feta Simple Quinoa Salad recipe
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 

Fresh and simple summer flavor shine in this Cucumber Avocado and Feta Simple Quinoa Salad recipe!

Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: Amercian, Greek, Vegetarian
Keyword: Simple Quinoa Salad recipe
Ingredients
  • 2 cups cucumber (3 mini or 1 large) sliced
  • 2 cups cooked quinoa
  • 1/2 cup red onion diced
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta
  • 1/2 cup fresh herbs - basil, oregano, chives whatever is fresh
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 lemon juiced
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 avocado diced
Instructions
  1. Mix all the ingredients except the avocado in a bowl until well combined.  Fold in the avocado at the end just before serving.  

Cucumber Avocado Simple Quinoa Salad

 

Your turn!

What’s your favorite way to eat quinoa?

 

I’m linking up my Simple Quinoa Salad recipe with: Meatless Monday, Meatless Monday, Full Plate Thursday, Foodie Friday, and the Weekend Potluck. Thanks so much, ladies for the link up parties!
By | 2018-08-02T13:18:20+00:00 August 6th, 2018|All Vegetarian, Food, Salads, Side Dishes|13 Comments

13 Comments

  1. Michelle August 13, 2018 at 6:28 pm - Reply

    Mmmn cool as a cucumber here! These are delicious classic flavors all combined together. Quinoa is a great alternative when you’re bored of rice.

  2. Crystal August 13, 2018 at 3:42 pm - Reply

    I’ve been doing a lot of chickpea salads lately, but never considered branching out to quinoa! I’m also a fan of the avocado and feta combination, their flavors compliment each other so nicely.

    Also, a little pregnancy anecdote. My mother hates fruits and veggies. HATES them. She hates the textures, she hates most the flavors, she just won’t eat most anything that grows except for corn and potatoes and jarred tomato sauce, and maybe a couple of cooked fruits in desserts. However, the exceptions to this were her two pregnancies. With me, she says that all she wanted to eat was fresh fruit. On the other hand, and more unusual for her, she craved vegetables during her entire pregnancy with my younger sister. And she ended up with two kids who would probably happily live off of nothing but what she craved 🙂

  3. Shanna Jones August 12, 2018 at 8:46 pm - Reply

    This looks so fresh and I love the chunks of avocado! All of the ingredients sound fantastic together; especially the feta and fresh herbs.

  4. Katie Crenshaw | A Fork's Tale August 12, 2018 at 10:26 am - Reply

    I am such a huge fan of quinoa. The combinations of feta, quinoa, and avocado sound scrumptious. I will enjoy each and every bite of this. This is on my lunch menu this week. Thanks for the inspiration.

  5. Caroline August 11, 2018 at 12:42 pm - Reply

    Quinoa makes such a great base for a more filling salad. Sounds tasty with the lemony dressing and feta.

  6. Rachel August 7, 2018 at 10:51 am - Reply

    Yum! This looks so delicious, and has some of my favorite ingredients in it. I especially love sprinkling feta in my salad. It definitely packs a flavor punch!

  7. Annmarie August 7, 2018 at 8:07 am - Reply

    I’m gonna give this a try with some DF cheese, looks delicious!

  8. Jean August 7, 2018 at 6:24 am - Reply

    We eat quinoa with stir fried vegetables. I cut up a bunch of onions, zucchini and yellow squash, lots of garlic, red onions and stir fry them. Then I add some low sodium soy sauce, a bit of chicken broth, onion and garlic powder and some ground pepper. I top it off with Shredded mixed taco cheese. It gets to be a nice thick gooey dish that we eat with quinoa. It is one of our favorite meals.

  9. Lisa Ballantyne August 6, 2018 at 10:43 am - Reply

    I’ve never tried quinoa but this looks delicious! Only thing I would have to eliminate due to a nasty food reaction would be the onion, sigh!

    BTW when I was pregnant (ages ago–he turns 26 on Wednesday!) my biggest cravings were for healthy foods–including lots of 4 grain cereals–and I had no problem getting my baby to eat lots of healthy baby food veggies when he started solid foods. I “did” love the occasional chocolate ice cream with chocolate topping, however!

    So thrilled for your progress; hang in there with the tired feelings tho. My exhaustion hit in my final trimester after a very easy first 6 months, and boy did I feel it! If your body is calling for it, get all the rest you can! Trust me, those precious twins will thank you!

  10. Deborah Brooks August 6, 2018 at 10:33 am - Reply

    quick, fresh and easy! Perfect for a summer lunch. Thanks for linking up today

  11. [email protected] August 6, 2018 at 9:17 am - Reply

    I love that pop of purple from the onion! This is perfect leftover food! My favorite

  12. Maureen @ Maureen Gets Real August 6, 2018 at 8:27 am - Reply

    I didn’t get past the words cucumber and avocado in the recipe title and was like yum this will be delicious haha. Cucumber and avocado just goes together so well in salads!

  13. Wendy August 6, 2018 at 8:15 am - Reply

    This looks amazing! I think it would be perfect for lunch at work. I love the combination of cucumber and the saltiness of feta.

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