Cucumber Quinoa Salad

Before having little E, I would just snack all day long. I never really ate lunch. Now that I am trying to keep him on a routine and getting the right amount of servings and balance in the day, I am no longer snacking all day and actually eating lunch. Jared is benefiting from it too. We all are eating better. I have been trying a lot of these types of salads for lunch. They are great as they contain vegetables, grains and healthy fats. We complete lunch with some unsweetened applesauce or a fruit on the side.


I always use all organic ingredients


  • 2 English cucumber, diced

  • 2 cups chilled cooked quinoa 

  • 1 diced red onion

  • 1 4.5 can of sliced black olives

  • Lemon Italian vinaigrette (see below)


  • 1/2 cup olive oil

  • 4 tablespoons apple cider vinegar or red wine vinegar

  • 1 large lemon squeezed

  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning

  • pinch of salt and black pepper (I like to use fresh ground)