Tomato, Cucumber, Quinoa and Toasted Crouton Salad

A wonderful and filling salad that works great as a side dish with fish or meat or can even be eaten on its own for a yummy lunch!

What you’ll need:

  • About half a large cucumber cut into chunks (or if you can get your hands on some–Lebanese cucumber! Cut into small discs)
  • Some halved cherry tomatoes
  • Some red onion, thinly sliced
  • About 1/3 cup of red or white quinoa, cooked and drained of water
  • A loaf of bread (I used a whole wheat baguette but any nice loaf would do)
  • Fresh mint, parsley, basil or any combination of fresh herbs!
  • To season, olive oil, lemon and lime juice, salt and pepper

What to do:

In a bowl or on a large dish, toss the quinoa, cucumber, onion, tomato and herbs in some lemon and lime juice, olive oil, salt and pepper.

Cut the bread into large croutons. In a small frying pan, drizzle some olive oil and turn the heat up. Throw in the bread cubes and toss in the oil, frying for a few minutes until the bread is nice and crunchy but still a bit chewy.

Add the bread to the salad and toss well.

Serve and enjoy!

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1 Response to Tomato, Cucumber, Quinoa and Toasted Crouton Salad

  1. Jim Jansson says:

    A very nice and simple presentation, keep it simple but good, life 🙂

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