15-Minute Quick & Easy Quinoa Salad Recipe: A Refreshing and Healthy Lunch for Busy Moms

Hello, my lovely readers! March is here, and as the cold weather slowly starts to retreat, I find myself craving lighter, more refreshing meals. Today, I’d like to share a quick and easy lunch recipe that I whipped up in just 15 minutes using some simple ingredients I had in my fridge. It was one of those days when I needed something tasty and nutritious, but I didn’t have a lot of time on my hands. You know how it is, being a busy mom!

As I was preparing this meal, I couldn’t help but think of my sweet daughter Emily. She’s been working so hard on her piano recital piece lately, and I wanted to surprise her with a delicious and healthy lunch before she heads off to practice. This recipe brought a smile to her face, and I’m sure it will do the same for you and your family.

Now, let’s dive into this delightful recipe!

Quick & Easy Quinoa Salad

– 1 cup cooked quinoa (I always keep some in the fridge for busy days!)
– 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
– 1/2 cup cucumber, diced
– 1/4 cup red onion, finely chopped
– 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
– 2 tablespoons olive oil
– 1 tablespoon lemon juice
– Salt and pepper, to taste
– A pinch of allspice (trust me on this one!)

1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the cooked quinoa, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, red onion, and feta cheese. Toss gently to mix.

2. In a small bowl or jar, whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, salt, pepper, and a pinch of allspice.

3. Pour the dressing over the quinoa mixture and toss gently until everything is evenly coated.

4. Serve immediately, or refrigerate for a few hours to let the flavors meld together. Enjoy!

This Quick & Easy Quinoa Salad is a versatile and satisfying lunch option that can be easily customized to suit your family’s taste buds. Feel free to add in some chopped bell peppers, olives, or even some grilled chicken for extra protein. The allspice adds a subtle warmth that complements the freshness of the vegetables perfectly.

I hope you enjoy making and sharing this delightful meal with your loved ones. Remember, it’s the little moments spent together over a delicious meal that make life truly special. Happy cooking and bon appétit!

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