Easy Cucumber and Tomato Salad with Quinoa

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Spiralized Cucumber and Tomato Quinoa Salad

An easy, vegetarian cucumber and tomato salad that’s prepared with the spiralizer, and tossed with fragrant basil, salty feta cheese, and quinoa.

Spiralized Cucumber and Tomato Quinoa Salad

In the summertime, the living’s easy – and the food we make should be too! No hovering over the stovetop for hours, no twenty-step recipes, no hour long baking. We want easy, quick, healthy, fresh, and of course – delicious!

A lot of the food we eat in the summer is enjoyed together, right? Since the weather’s typically most beautiful in the summer, we want to be outdoors, invite friends and family over, and enjoy a meal together. Whether you’ve been invited to a summer barbecue or are simply making food for your family and need something to (literally) toss together that will feed the table – this easy cucumber and tomato salad is it!

What makes this salad especially great are the cucumber noodles: they’re fluffy, wide, and are more enjoyable to eat. Plus, the dressing, feta, quinoa, and basil have more surface area to adhere to, so each bite is that much more flavor packed!

Spiralized Cucumber and Tomato Quinoa Salad

And this salad isn’t just a salad – you can stuff it into a pita pocket for a light, vegetarian-friendly sandwich. Or, if you want to enjoy this as a salad main and want to squeeze in more protein, it would go great with a grilled chicken!

May I also point out that this is such a farmer’s market salad – all of the ingredients you can pickup at the market, come home, and whip up this recipe! Tomatoes, cucumbers, and basil scream summer – and you’ll impress your guests, friends, and family with this spiralized cucumber and tomato salad with quinoa.

Spiralized Cucumber and Tomato Quinoa Salad

Just a final note – I wrote this recipe for four appetizer sized-portions, but feel free to enjoy it as a main (it yields about 2 large salads.)

Happy summer – because the living truly is easy!

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Nutritional Information & Recipe

Spiralized Cucumber and Tomato Quinoa Salad

Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • salt and pepper
  • ½ cup cooked quinoa
  • 1 large English seedless cucumber Blade A, noodles trimmed
  • 2 roma tomatoes sliced crosswise into rounds
  • ¼ cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1 chiffonade basil to garnish

Instructions

  • In a small bowl of dressing shaker, mix the oil, vinegar, salt, and pepper.
  • Place the quinoa, cucumber noodles, tomatoes, feta, and basil into a large serving bowl, pour over the dressing, and toss together. Serve.

Spiralized Cucumber and Tomato Quinoa Salad

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6 comments

Alisha says:
This looks great!! I'd love to prep it for lunches - but do you think the cucumbers would release too much water and make everything soggy?
Carly Glazer says:
Hi Alisha! It's possible as cucumbers are a very watery veggie! Try throwing in the cucumbers last minute to avoid this!
Angela says:
What a great way to use all the tomatoes and cucumbers from my garden!
Anonymous says:
Would whole wheat orzo work instead of quinoa? I ask due to limited storage space in my kitchen (built in 1931).
Carly Glazer says:
We haven't tried it, but sounds delicious! Give it a try and let us know how it turns out!

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