Lemony Quinoa Salad

Lemony Quinoa Salad

Being a mom is challenging. Sometimes I don't know how we pull it all off. My hubby has literally been working 24/7 this spring, leaving me with with half the support and two kids who miss their daddy endlessly. I will never take my better half for granted after this stretch.

In light of my current predicament, simple -- and I mean really simple -- has been the name of the game for me at mealtime. I feel like I'm juggling more and more these days, so I try to pack as many healthy foods as I can into every meal. Since I usually keep cooked quinoa in the fridge and used my speedy mandolin slicer, I was able to whip up this nutritious salad in minutes.

With Mother's Day approaching this light spring salad is perfect for taking things down a notch for mom and celebrating simple meals that go from dinner to the lunch box with ease.

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Lemony Quinoa Salad (serves 2)

Prep Time: 5 mins Cook Time: 0 mins

egg free

nut free

dairy free

gluten free


  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced radishes
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced cucumbers
  • 1/4 cup halved cherry tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt


1. In a bowl, combine the quinoa, radishes, cucumbers and tomatoes.

2. In a small bowl, whisk together the oil, lemon juice and salt.

3. Pour the dressing over the salad and toss to combine.

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Hi, I’m Catherine. Mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. I create simple, healthy recipes the whole family will love.