My meal prep clients have been non stop raving about this salad, so I knew it was officially time to bring it to the blog, and the fact that its been in the 90’s this last week calls for a cool refreshing dinner recipe. This quick quinoa based salad is easy to make and incredibly delicious! It takes under 20 minutes but has all the components of a salad you want.

Whole grains giving a bit of a crunch from the quinoa {You guys quinoa has become my new favorite grain, i’m eating it with EVERYTHING}, refreshing cucumbers & tomatoes & a whole lot of flavor from the red onion & feta. To top it off this homemade lemon vinaigrette is the bomb!

Whip it up for a summer bbq or my most favorite meal prep day on Sunday, so you can enjoy it the whole week long!

BL Quinoa Cucumber Salad

* A quick little announcement! The BL Guide to Simple Meal Prep will be out soon! I can’t wait to release my first PDF all about meal prepping and how to make eating whole & healthy SIMPLE!

BL Quinoa Cucumber Salad w/ Lemon Vinaigrette

BL Quinoa Cucumber Salad

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups cooked quinoa, chilled
  • 2 english cucumbers, diced
  • 1 tomato, diced
  • 1 lb cooked chicken breast, chopped
  • 1/2 red onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/3 cup chopped basil
  • DRESSING:
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • salt & pepper to taste

Directions:

1. cook quinoa according to directions on box, transfer to bowl and chill in fridge.

2. Dice cucumbers, onion & basil & set in large bowl.

3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and cook chicken breasts for 15 minutes until no longer pink in the middle, Dice into bite sized pieces and add to cucumber mixture.

4. In small mixing bowl add all dressing ingredients and mix until fully combined.

5. Add chilled quinoa to cucumber mixture & mix until combined.

6. Top with dressing & mix until combined.

7. Enjoy!

 

xo,

Lauren