Fresh and Zesty Quinoa Salad for Vitality

🥗 Revitalize your palate with this Fresh and Zesty Quinoa Salad! Inspired by Barbara O’Neill’s holistic approach to nutrition, this recipe celebrates the invigorating power of wholesome ingredients, creating a dish that’s both refreshing and nourishing.


  • 1 cup quinoa, rinsed
  • 2 cups water or vegetable broth
  • 1 cup cucumber, diced
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 bell pepper (any color), diced
  • 1/2 red onion, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves, chopped

For the Dressing:

  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Cook Quinoa: In a pot, combine quinoa and water or vegetable broth. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to a simmer. Cover and cook for 15-20 minutes until the liquid is absorbed and quinoa is fluffy. Remove from heat and let it cool.
  2. Prepare Vegetables: In a large bowl, combine diced cucumber, cherry tomatoes, bell pepper, red onion, parsley, and mint.
  3. Make Dressing: In a separate bowl, whisk together olive oil, lemon juice, balsamic vinegar, minced garlic, salt, and pepper.

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