If you are looking for a refreshing salad, this is it! My whole family enjoyed it. I'm not a big quinoa fan, but this one won me over. I think it's because I loved the colors all coming together. I usually buy the white quinoa but this one was a black quinoa that I bought at Whole Foods. And it was gorgeous. I couldn't stop enjoying the little sprout that popped out, a light color against the dark hull.
1 cup dry quinoa (white, red, or mixed)
1/4 cup diced bell pepper (red, yellow, or orange)
1/2 cup diced cucumbers (seeded)
1/2 cup chopped cilantro
1/2 cup diced tomatoes
1/8 cup chopped red onions
1/2 cup raisins (unsweetened)
2 Tablespoons fresh lemon or lime juice
Rinse quinoa in cold water using a mesh strainer
Boil 1 1/2 cups of cold water, add quinoa and bring back to a boil. Boil for 3 minutes. Cover and simmer on low heat for about 15 minutes (you can also use a rice cooker for this0
When done, fluff with a fork and cool.
Transfer quinoa to a large bowl. Add the rest of the ingredients.
Add pepper and no salt seasoning to taste.
Yields about 4-6 servings