quinoa-salad400w

1 cup quinoa
2 cups vegetable stock or water
½ cup cucumber, diced
½ cup tomato, diced
2 tablespoons red onion, diced
2 green onions, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
1 teaspoon chopped jalapeno
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
Salt & pepper to taste

Cook the quinoa according to package directions, using stock or water. Let cool completely.
In a large bowl, combine the cooled quinoa with the remaining ingredients. Toss to mix thoroughly.
Serve chilled. 

Quinoa was important to the diet of pre-Columbian Andean civilizations. Today the tasty grain (although not technically a grain) has been called a superfood and is available in health food stores.