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Cucumber Watermelon Quinoa Salad // Peace. Love. Quinoa

a Cucumber Watermelon Quinoa Salad – peace. love. quinoa

Aug 07

I have an announcement to make.
Save the applause for later, I have a recipe to share.

But before I share that recipe….
Have you ever seen a YELLOW watermelon?
No? Me either.
Not until today.

When I was cutting open this watermelon, I had no idea it would be yellow.
I was slightly disappointed that it wasn’t a pretty pink watermelon, that was until I tasted it. The yellow watermelon is actually sweeter than a pink watermelon (can you even imagine that?) and less juicy which means it’s less messy.
I like.

So I made a salad, a really good salad…. using that yellow watermelon, quinoa, and 2 ingredients fresh from the garden: {my very first} cucumber and mint. The kind of salad that is filling, refreshing, and perfect for a summer afternoon.

I made my salad with the yellow watermelon but you could certainly make this with a pretty pink watermelon. *smile*


Cucumber Watermelon Quinoa Salad

Author: peace. love. quinoa


  • 2 cups watermelon, coarsely chopped
  • 1 cucumber, coarsely chopped
  • 3-4 sprigs of fresh mint, chopped
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa, cooled
  • juice from 1 lime
  • 1 tablespoon honey (or agave nectar)


  1. Whisk together the lime and honey. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl combine the watermelon, cucumber, quinoa, and mint. Toss.
  3. Drizzle the lime-honey mixture over the salad and serve immediately.



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