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Quinoa and Cucumber Salad

Quinoa and Cucumber Salad


2 large cucumbers, halved and sliced

2 cups quinoa (cooked in 4 cups water)

1 sweet onion, thinly sliced

½ cup currants

1 bunch kale, stemmed and finely chopped

1 cup toasted cashews or pecans

1 bunch parsley, stemmed and finely chopped



¼ cup toasted sesame oil

¼ cup canola oil

½ cup rice vinegar

2 tablespoons honey

2 tablespoons mustard

2 tablespoons tamari

¼ cup orange or apple juice

1 teaspoon salt


Combine the salad ingredients in a large bowl.  In a small bowl, whisk together the dressing ingredients until well mixed.  Pour the dressing over the salad.  Mix well and refrigerate until very cold. 

**taken from Cooking Up the Good Life by Jenny Breen and Susan Thurston