A friend of mine recently asked for some salad recipes, and I offered this one. I had gotten the original recipe from Body Ecoloy, but added somethings, which I think make it a ton better. I could eat the stuff everyday. You may want to double the recipe, it's delicious.
1 Cup of Quinoa
1 Cup of filtered water
1/4 Cup of diced red/purple onion
1 Large clove of freshly diced garlic
1 Large ripe avocado diced into small-med cubes
1 Med size freshly diced tomato
1/2 Cup of freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/3 Cup of extra virgin olive oil
1/4 Cup of freshly chopped parsley
Course sea salt to taste
Put the quinoa in a pot with the water with a cover.
(Quinoa doesn't take long to cook.)
It may take a about 6-8 minutes.
Stir it around midway through to keep from sticking and fluff it up.
When done you will see the grains enlarge, and a little ring looking type of thing will start to separate from the grain.
All of the water should be gone.
Then you just mix all of the ingrediants in with the quinoa. You can mix it in a bowl rather than the pot if you like.
This is a great main meal for lunch, dinner if you're a vegetarian, or side dish with chicken.