Lemon Cucumber Quinoa

A healthy meal all by itself or as a nice side dish.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4


  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 1 avocado
  • 2 limes
  • 2 lemon cucumbers chopped
  • 1 cup chopped broccoli
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 1/8 cup sesame oil
  • 1/2 cup fresh squeezed lime juice
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper


  1. Prepare quinoa per package directions, bring to boil then simmer covered for about 15 minutes. While cooling chop lemon cucumbers and broccoli to bite size pieces. Slice avocado into small chunks and leave a few long for garnish. Squeeze avocado with fresh lime juice and add a little salt. Add all the chopped vegetables to quinoa and sprinkle with sesame seeds.
  2. Next prepare dressing.
  3. In a small glass or dressing bottle place sesame oil, rice vinegar, salt, pepper, additional sesame seeds and more fresh squeezed lime juice. Mix well and pour over quinoa, garnish with avocados.
  4. You can easily add more salt, lime or any of the ingredients to taste. This is a very healthy gluten free, vegetarian snack, side or light meal.