Recipe of the week: Cucumber Quinoa Salad

CUCUMBER QUINOA SALAD

RECIPE DETAILS

 

Prep Time: 0 hours 10 mins

Cook Time: 0 hours 07 mins

Serves: 6

 

INGREDIENTS

1 cup

uncooked quinoa

2 cups chopped cucumber

1/3 cup feta cheese

1/2 cup freshly chopped basil and cilantro

1/2 cup almonds

6 slices bacon

1/3 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice

1/3 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil

1/4 tsp salt

2-3 TBSP honey

DIRECTIONS

BACON:

Place bacon on cold frying pan making sure to avoid overlap.

 

Turn stove on low-medium high heat.

Every few minutes, flip over so it browns evenly.

Cook to desired crispness (appx 7-10 minutes)

QUINOA:

Cook quinoa according to package

Let quinoa chill in fridge so it separates better for salad (best to cook quinoa the day before and let it chill overnight)

DRESSING:

Puree all ingredients of dressing (freshly squeezed lemon juice, Extra virgin Olive Oil, sea salt, honey) in a food processor (or whisk very well in small bowl).

 

Wash, peel, and chop cucumbers into bite size pieces

Chop basil and cilantro into thin strips

throw almonds into food processor and pulse until they are all crushed up

Toss quinoa with bacon, cucumbers, cheese (if using), herbs and almonds