1 cup quinoa

2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved through the stem

1 hothouse (English) cucumber, unpeeled, seeded, and medium-diced

1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (2 lemons)

1/4 cup chicken or vegetable broth

1 cup thinly sliced scallions, white and green parts (5 scallions)

1 cup chopped fresh mint leaves (2 bunches)

1 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

Salt and black pepper


  1. Pour 2 cups of water into a medium saucepan and bring to a boil. Add the quinoa and 1 teaspoon of salt, lower the heat and cover the pot. Let it simmer for 15 minutes until the grains are tender and open (they'll have little curly tails). Drain, place in a bowl, and immediately add the lemon juice and 1 teaspoon of salt. 

  2. In a large bowl, combine the scallions, mint, parsley, cucumber, tomatoes, 1 teaspoons of salt, and 1 teaspoon of pepper. Add the quinoa and mix well. Serve at room temperature or refrigerate and serve cold. Enjoy!

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