Quinoa Salad

BY : PUBLISHED : September 23rd, 2016 UPDATED: August 17th, 2021

This is one of my go-to choices for weekly recipe planning. I buy quinoa in bulk, and throw whatever veggies I have in the mix. Sometimes I’ll add finely chopped greens, or I’ll switch up the olives using black or kalamata.  It’s always good.

Cost per serving is about $0.75.


Quinoa Salad

Toni Okamoto
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Dinner, Lunch
Servings 4


  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 vegan buillon cube
  • 1/2 cup chopped tomatoes
  • 1/2 - 1 diced cucumber
  • 1/2 diced small onion
  • 1/2 handful chopped olives


  • In a small pot, bring one cup quinoa, buillon cube and two cups water to a boil. Cover with lid, lower heat and let simmer for 15-20 minutes. When it's nice and fluffy, let sit until cooled. *Placing it in the refrigerator will expedite this process
  • Add chopped tomatoes, diced cucumber (I put 1/2 to 1 full cucumber, depending on your preference), onion and olives. Mix well and enjoy!
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About Toni Okamoto

"They say you are what you eat, so I strive to be healthy.
My goal in life is not to be rich or wealthy,
'Cause true wealth comes from good health and wise ways...
we got to start taking better care of ourselves " - Dead Prez

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