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Refreshing tri-color quinoa salad with cucumber, mint, and lime dressing | theroastedroot.net #vegan #healthy #recipe #vegetarian
Cooling Tri-Color Quinoa Salad with Cucumber, Mint, and Lime Dressing
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
35 mins
 
Author: Julia
Ingredients
  • 1 cup Bob's Red Mill Tri-Color Quinoa
  • 1 cups medium cucumber peeled, seeded, and chopped (1-¾ )
  • ½ cup mint leaves chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 3 tablespoons pine nuts
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • ¼ cup + 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • ½ teaspoon za’atar seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • Optional for serving:
  • feta cheese
  • golden raisins
Instructions
  1. Add 2 cups of water to a pot and bring to a full boil. Add the quinoa, reduce heat to a simmer, and cover. Cook 12 to 15 minutes, or until the water has been absorbed. Remove from heat and allow quinoa to sit 3 to 5 minutes. Remove the lid and fluff with a fork.
  2. Add the cooked quinoa to a large serving bowl, along with the cucumber, mint, garlic, and pine nuts. Whisk together the olive oil, lime juice, za'atar, and sea salt. Pour the dressing over the quinoa and toss everything together well. Taste quinoa salad for flavor and add more lime juice and salt to taste. Serve with golden raisins and feta cheese (optional).