Posted Friday, May 2nd, 2014 by & filed under Recipe.

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Summer on the brain? Watermelon + cucumbers perfectly paired with our fav *gluten free* grain foreshadows pool parties, picnics at the park, s’mores filled bonfiresĀ + colorful sunsets. This quick + easy recipe serves up a light lunch or delicious side to your Sunday dinner.

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Sweet Summertime Salad
{serves 4-6}

3 cups quinoa {cooked}
4 cups watermelon {cubed}
1 cucumber {cubed}
8 oz. feta cheese {cubed}
1 cup fresh basil {packed}
juice from 2 lemons
1/2 cup olive oil

Combine quinoa, watermelon, feta + cucumbers in a bowl.

In a food processor, process basil, lemon juice + olive oil until well combined. Toss with quinoa. Cover + chill for 20 minutes to allow flavors to combine.

Gluten Free Quinoa Salad | Red Stamp

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18 Responses to “Sweet Summertime Salad”

    • Samantha Holte, Red Stamp Team

      Hi Sarah- Yes, we added a little feta to the salad!

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    • Samantha Holte, Red Stamp Team

      Hi Nancy! We’d recommend 1-2 Tbsp. of chives or green onions if you’re looking to add a little zip to the existing recipe!

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  1. Donna Hughson Santa Cruz, Ca

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    This looks so refreshing. I’m making it for a get together this weekend. Only thing is I really, really
    don’t like watermelon. lol But it’s cool, my friends will love it.

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    • Samantha Holte, Red Stamp Team

      Hi Andrea – Thank you for your comment! Unfortunately, we do not have carb count for this recipe.

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  2. Lynn

    Although the images are lovely, I did not find this salad appetizing at all. The combination of cucumber and watermelon sprang so much water that it became a soggy mess. The quinoa should be used more as a garnish (as pictured) instead of mixed in.

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      • Ilene

        Sorry, I forgot to add I use barley. You can buy Tabouli in a box or package at most stores. The recipe is on the box to add cucumber, onion, lemon juice, oil, or whatever else you want.

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  3. GARY BOOP

    The recipe of this watermelon sounds really good. I will pass this recipe on to our daughter Nettie to see what she can do with this. I’m sure we will enjoy its’ refreshing on a hot afternoon and evening. I will let you all know what we experience in the very near future.
    THANK YOU SOOOOOOO VERY MUCH.
    THE BOOPSTER….

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  4. erin

    Best tasting quinoa is Roland garden vegetable it has a grilled flavorful taste to it and its also certified whole grain.

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    • Samantha Holte, Red Stamp Team

      Hi Christian! The spoon was purchased at World Market.

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  5. Frances Joyce Barker

    I haven’t ever eaten a watermelon and cucumber salad but i do buy quinoa and i just love it in fact i just found out where to buy a box of it instead of just a pack of it to fix in the microwave and I Love The Stuff !!! I’m going to make some Monday evening to eat with my chicken Oh and it’s real good with Basil and Olive Oil Love Love Love Love It !!!!!

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