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Watermelon Cucumber and Quinoa Salad

Fresh and sweet watermelon with crisp cucumber, shaved red onion, feta and fluffy quinoa with a mint and basil vinaigrette for a delicious Summer in a bowl salad.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time27 mins
Servings: 4
Author: Nikole Goncalves

Ingredients

  • 1 English cucumber diced, skin on
  • 2 cups cubed watermelon
  • 1/2 cup dry quinoa
  • 1/2 cup thinly shaved red onion I used a mandolin like this one
  • 1/2 cup crumbled goat Greek feta cheese

Basil and Mint Vinaigrette

  • 1/4 cup finely sliced fresh basil leaves
  • 1/4 cup finely sliced fresh mint leaves
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup white wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp raw honey
  • 1/2 lemon juiced
  • pinch of salt and black pepper

Instructions

  • In a medium saucepan, add in dry quinoa and water on medium-high heat, stir and bring to a boil. Once water has reached a boil, reduce heat to medium-low and simmer covered for 12-15 min until cooked. Fluff with a fork and set aside aside to cool.
  • In a large salad bowl, add in all ingredients and gently toss.

Basil and Mint Vinaigrette

  • In a glass jar add in all ingredients and shake well until emulsified together.

Notes

The dressing will keep well in an air tight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.