First thing you need to do is cook the quinoa. Rinse 1 cup of quinoa and transfer into a medium pot. Add 2 cups of water, a pinch of salt, and bring to a boil. Cover the pot with a lid, reduce the heat, and cook on medium-low until water is absorbed (about 15 minutes). Remove from heat and let stand covered for 5 more minutes. Then uncover and set aside to cool. (1 cup of raw quinoa makes about 3 cups cooked quinoa).
Add all of the chopped ingredients to quinoa.
To make a salad dressing, mix together 2 Tbsp olive oil, 2 Tbsp of lemon juice, and a pinch of salt.
Add the dressing to the salad and mix.
You can serve this dish as a side salad with meat dishes, or on its own as a yummy and healthy lunch.