1 c. Quinoa
3 med. tomatoes, seeded and diced
1/2 cucumber, seeded and diced
1 1/2 c. parsley, coarsely chopped
2 T. fresh mint, chopped
1/3 c. lemon juice
1/3 c. olive oil
1/2 t. salt
Rinse quinoa in cold water, rubbing between fingers to remove bitter, outer layer. Bring 2 c. water to a boil. Add quinoa. Cover and reduce heat. Simmer for 15 min. or until water is absorbed.
Chop veggies and herbs. Place in bowl and add lemon juice, oil, and salt. Stir gently. Add quinoa and gently toss. Allow to refrigerate for a while to blend flavors.
Variations: Substitute Bulghur Wheat for quinoa: Bring 2 c. water to a boil. Remove from heat. Add bulghur; cover, and let stand until water is absorbed (15-20 min.).
Could it be more simple than that? Hope you enjoy it.