My friend, Jessica, put together a nice little salad based on quinoa (KEEN-wah), a protein- and fiber-rich grain (or technically, pseudo-grain). Its flavor is slightly nutty and delicious with fish or anything grilled.
-1 1/2 c. quinoa, steamed with 2-2 1/4 c. water and completely cooled
-1 cucumber, diced
-12-15 grape tomatoes, halved
-1/2 red onion, finely diced
-1 bunch fresh cilantro, chopped (or substitute fresh parsley)
-approx. 2 Tbsp. olive oil
-sea/kosher salt and pepper to taste
Fold the vegetables and parsley into the cooled quinoa. Dress with olive oil (adding more as needed), and season with salt and pepper to taste. Be careful not to oversalt.