Quinoa is considered a 'super food,' on many accounts. It is a complete plant protein, a great source of iron, B vitamins, magnesium, phosphorous, calcium, potassium and fibre. Quinoa cooks similarly to rice which makes it an easy dish to prepare on a busy night.
Precook quinoa and allow it to cool before adding the rest of the ingredients. Once cool, mix remaining ingredients with quinoa in a large bowl and allow flavours to blend for at least 30 minutes. The salad will then keep in the fridge for about 3 days. Enjoy!
An important thing to remember when working with quinoa is to soak it for about ten minutes before cooking. I simply put the quinoa in a fine strainer in a pot of water to soak. After about ten minutes, I rinse it well and add new water to the pot. Quinoa can taste a little bitter if you fail to do this step.