Summer Quinoa Salad

quinoa summer saladMy family and I went to Buffalo for a week and after eating all of the Buffalo staples (wings, pizza logs, beef on weck, etc) we wanted something light and healthy for dinner!  My sister in law made a delicious quinoa salad and my mom was telling me about a summer pasta salad that she made.  I decided to try and combine the two and make my own version.  I think it turned out great!!  And…..the best part is, it gets better each day.

2 cups of organic quinoa (cook according to package- I used chicken stock instead of water)


2 lbs very ripe tomatoes, I used cherry tomatoes and halved them
1 small onion, finely minced
4 fresh garlic cloves, finely minced
1 Tbsp dried parsley
about 10 leaves basil-chopped
2 Tbsp olive oil
1/4 cup Tarragon wine vinegar
1 baby red pepper, chopped
1 baby yellow pepper, chopped
1 baby orange pepper, chopped
Freshly grated parmesan


Cook quinoa according to package directions. While that is cooking, chop all of your herbs and veggies. Once the quinoa is finished cooking, put your veggies

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