Quinoa Salad with Goats Cheese, Cucumber and Radish

Load up on protein and vitamins with this healthy Quinoa Salad with crunchy cucumber, radish slices and tangy, creamy goat cheese!  The perfect easy recipe for healthy meal prep! 

healthy Quinoa Salad topped with with Goats Cheese, Cucumber and Radish slices served on a white salad plate

I love to cook a big batch of quinoa and use it throughout the week in healthy quinoa salads.

I just grab whichever veggies I have hanging in the fridge, add some protein and it makes a nutritious and satisfying lunch that takes no time at all to put together.

What I love about this healthy quinoa salad recipe, is the freshness of the cucumber and the mint paired with the crunch of the radish.

And the goat’s cheese… well, it’s just always a good idea as a salad topping and in life in general (me + cheese = eternal love).

close-up of healthy Quinoa Salad with Goats Cheese, Cucumber and Radish slices on a white plate

I kept the dressing for this quinoa salad very simple, with just a drizzle of olive oil and lemon juice.

To me, it’s a great combo because it brings flavor and moisture to the healthy quinoa salad without putting the other ingredients in the shade. Every one of them has room to shine!

overhead shot of healthy Quinoa Salad with Goats Cheese, Cucumber and Radish slices with a wheel of goat cheese on the side

Check out some of my favorite quinoa salads:

Bondi Harvest Quinoa Salad, with chickpeas, spinach, pumpkin and…goats cheese, obviously.

Warm Quinoa, Sweet Potato and Kale Salad. With pomegranate + red onions. And a super easy orange vinaigrette dressing! #obsessed

Nectarine Quinoa Salad, great with peaches too. Perfect for the summer, to enjoy those deliciously ripe fruits!

Chicken and Broccoli Quinoa Salad with Tahini Dressing. I repeat, tahini dressing. You need that in your life ASAP.

Gordon Ramsay’s Quinoa Salad. This was my first quinoa experience! And a great one, thanks to this great chef’s recipe!

If you tried this healthy quinoa salad recipe, don’t forget to rate the recipe below and let me know how it went in the comments – I love hearing from you! You can also follow me on Instagram, Pinterest, and Facebook for more deliciousness and behind-the-scenes!

Quinoa Salad with Goats Cheese, Cucumber and Radish slices on a white salad plate
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Quinoa Salad with Goats Cheese, Cucumber and Radish

Load up on protein and vitamins with this healthy Quinoa Salad with crunchy cucumber and radish slices and tangy, creamy goat cheese!  The perfect easy recipe for healthy meal prep! 

Course Main Course, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword easy healthy lunches, goat cheese recipes, healthy quinoa salad, make ahead lunches, meal prep recipe, quinoa recipes, real food recipes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 2 people (as a main)
Calories 452 kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cooked quinoa or 1/2 cup uncooked quinoa any variety
  • 1 large English cucumber peeled
  • 10 radishes cut into thin slices
  • 4 tbsp soft goat cheese crumbled
  • 10 fresh mint leaves chopped
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • Sea salt + freshly cracked pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. If you don't have cooked quinoa, start with that. Place quinoa in a fine-mesh strainer and rinse thoroughly with cool water for at least 2 minutes. Drain. Rinsing quinoa before cooking will remove its natural bitter or soapy taste. 

  2. Transfer to a saucepan, cover with vegetable or chicken stock, or water, cover with a lid and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and cook for 15 minutes on the lowest setting. Turn off the heat and let stand covered for 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork and set aside in a salad bowl.

  3. Using a vegetable peeler, make cucumber ribbons. "Peel" one side until you reach the core, then peel another side. Mix the ribbons with the quinoa.
  4. Mix in radishes, crumbled goats cheese and mint leaves.
  5. Drizzle with olive oil and lemon juice. Season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper to taste. Serve.
Nutrition Facts
Quinoa Salad with Goats Cheese, Cucumber and Radish
Amount Per Serving (1 portion (half))
Calories 452 Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 23g 35%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 12mg 4%
Sodium 128mg 5%
Potassium 613mg 18%
Total Carbohydrates 47g 16%
Dietary Fiber 6g 24%
Sugars 5g
Protein 14g 28%
Vitamin A 13.2%
Vitamin C 17.6%
Calcium 10.7%
Iron 22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Quinoa Salad with Goats Cheese, Cucumber and Radish. A light but filling healthy salad, naturally gluten free. Click to see the recipe #cleaneating | NotEnoughCinnamon.com
Goat Cheese, Cucumber & Radish Quinoa Salad | Transfer to a saucepan, cover with vegetable or chicken stock, or water, cover with a lid and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and cook for 15 minutes on the lowest setting. Turn off the heat and let stand covered for 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork and set aside in a salad bowl.

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1 Comments
  1. This quinoa looks so lovely and bright – the perfect light lunch for springtime! Love the dots of color the red radish adds to the salad!

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