Easy Quinoa Salad

Easy Quinoa Salad 1


  • 1 cucumber, diced
  • 1 tomato, diced
  • 1/4 cup diced onion
  • 1/3 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 1 tbsp lime
  • 1tbsp olive oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Cumin
  • Garlic
  • Optional: Chicken, Black beans, Corn


  • The first step is to prepare your quinoa. I used white quinoa from trader joes. I measured out 1 cup quinoa and 2 cups water and brought it to a boil. Once it is boiling, cover and reduce to a simmer. Let cook for about 15 minutes. Always make sure to double check the instructions on the package of your quinoa in case yours is different.
  • While your quinoa is cooking, chop up all of your veggies.
  • Once your cucumber, tomato, cilantro, avocado, and onion are chopped, mix them all together in a large bowl until well combined.
  • Add in the olive oil and lime to the veggies and mix.
  • Next, add the spices (salt, pepper, garlic and cumin). As I have said in previous posts, I do not measure my spices. I think that everyone has different taste preferences so I would suggest adding in spices a little bit at a time and tasting the mixture until you like the taste.
  • Once the quinoa is fully cooked, add the quinoa to the veggie mixture and mix well.

And that’s it! To add extra protein.I added in some chicken I already had prepared from the night before. My family members added in some black beans and corn. Get creative!