Lemon Basil Quinoa Salad with Tomatoes + Cucumber | Serves 4-6
Inspired by Sylvia from Feasting at Home
1 cup quinoa, cooked + cooled
1 cup cucumber, seeded + sliced
1 cup sweet cherry or grape tomatoes, sliced in half
1/3 cup Ciliengine (mini mozzarella balls)
1/2 medium red onion, sliced thinly
Juice from one lemon
1 small garlic clove, grated
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1/4 cup olive oil
1 tablespoon basil, finely minced
salt+pepper to taste
red pepper flakes (optional)
1) Make quinoa according to package directions; drain and set aside to cool.
2) Make lemon basil dressing, adding all ingredients to a jar and shaking well until emulsified.
3) In a large bowl, mix cooled quinoa, tomatoes, and cucumber together with dressing. Add ciliengine. Garnish with salt + pepper and more fresh basil. Enjoy immediately!