Rinse and thoroughly drain quinoa in cold water before cooking.
Place quinoa, 4 cups water, and 1 teaspoon salt in a medium sauce pan and bring to a boil.
Reduce heat to medium-low (gentle simmer), cover, and cook for about 15 minutes or until all the water is absorbed. Let quinoa cool completely.
Add the rest of the ingredients, and mix well. Taste and add more salt, if needed.
Chill for at least 1 hour, or preferably over night.
If using, sprinkle with crumbled feta.
Yields: 4 to 6 servings
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Published on December 01, 2011