1. Cook the quinoa over medium heat in 2 cups of water for about 15 minutes, or until all water is absorbed and seeds are puffy. While it is cooking, prepare the remaining salad ingredients in a large bowl.
  2. In a food processor, combine all ingredients for dressing. Process until a smooth mixture forms (a few seconds).
  3. Allow the quinoa to cool for about 5-10 minutes before mixing it in with the vegetables. Drizzle the dressing over top of the salad and toss to combine. Let it sit for 30 minutes before serving.

Nutrition per Serving: 225 calories, 4g fat (0mg saturated), 0mg cholesterol, 256mg sodium, 40g carbs, 7g fiber, 2g sugar, 9g protein.

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