Cilantro Quinoa Salad
1 1/2 cups water
1 cup uncooked quinoa, rinsed
1/2 cup minced or shredded carrots (whichever you prefer)
1/2 english cucumber seeds removed and chopped
1 tbs minced red onion
1 tomato diced
1/2 cup chopped cilantro
Juice of one lime (or more if you prefer)
salt and pepper to taste
chili flakes (optional)
Pour the water into a saucepan, and cover with a lid. Bring to a boil over high heat, then pour in the quinoa, recover, and continue to simmer over low heat until the water has been absorbed, 15 to 20 minutes. Scrape into a mixing bowl, and chill in the refrigerator until cold.
once the quinoa is chilled add chopped vegetables, salt and pepper and lime juice and chili flakes (optional).