- Servings Per Recipe: 6
- Amount Per Serving
- Calories: 203.5
- Total Fat: 9.0 g
- Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
- Sodium: 216.5 mg
- Total Carbs: 23.2 g
- Dietary Fiber: 2.5 g
- Protein: 4.4 g
Spicy Quinoa, Cucumber and Tomato SaladSubmitted by: TUBLADY
IntroductionThis refreshing summer salad can sit in the refrigerator for a day. The leftovers will be good for a couple of days. This refreshing summer salad can sit in the refrigerator for a day. The leftovers will be good for a couple of days.
1 cup quinoa
3 cups of water
Salt to taste )1/2 or 3/4 teaspoon)
2 cups diced cucumber
1 small red onion
2 cups finely diced tomatoes
1 or 2 jalapeno or Serrano peppers ( to taste) seeded and finely chopped
1/2 cup chopped cilantro, plus springs for garnish
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 tablespoon red wine vinigar or sherry vinigar
3 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
Can add avocado, sliced for garnish. ( Not counted in calories)
2. Meanwhile, place the finely diced cucumber in a strainer, sprinkle with salt. Toss and allow to sit for 15 minutes. Rinse the cucumber with cold water, drain on paper towels. If using onion, place in bowl and cover with cold water. Let sit for 5 minutes, then drain ,rinse with cold water and drain on paper towels.
3. Combine the tomatoes, chilies, vinigar, lime juice and the olive oil in a bowl. Add the cucumber and onion, season to taste, add the quinoa and the cilantro. Toss together. and taste. Adjust seasonings. Serve garnished with sliced avocado and cilantro sprigs.
Number of Servings: 6
Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user TUBLADY.