12Ingredients
200Calories
50Minutes

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup quinoa
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 pinch salt (for quinoa cooking water)
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes (chopped, let them drain in a colander if the tomatoes are juicy)
  • 1/2 cup chopped parsley (I used curly parsley, but either kind will work)
  • 1/2 cup cucumber (chopped, cut into 1/2 inch pieces, peel the cucumber if it has a thick skin, or peel in strips like I did, and scrape out seeds if they are large)
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil (use an olive oil with good flavor)
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice (fresh squeezed)
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 pinch ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh mint (finely)
Read Directions

NutritionView more

200Calories
Sodium13%DV310mg
Fat18%DV12g
Protein8%DV4g
Carbs7%DV20g
Fiber12%DV3g

PER SERVING *

Calories200Calories from Fat110
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Fat12g18%
Saturated Fat2g10%
Trans Fat
Cholesterol
Sodium310mg13%
Potassium300mg9%
Protein4g8%
Calories from Fat110
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Carbohydrate20g7%
Dietary Fiber3g12%
Sugars1g2%
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
Calcium
Iron

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Reviews(4)

Yummly User
Tina Fishy 15 Jun 2017
Light and healthy dinner !
Kati H. 29 Mar 2016
I make a version of this with tons of parsley and the juice of two lemons but didn't think to add cinnamon or cumin. Must try!
Mahsa A. 24 Mar 2016
I thought it was fabulous. Easy to make and hubby loved it. It was a bit too much olive oil for us for dressing so I added more lemon juice instead. Mint was an amazing addition!
Randi-Lee W. 26 Feb 2016
I felt it would have been better without the tomatoes, and I thought the mint was too strong. Next time I'll use less mint and more red onion.