2.) Put aside the quinoa to cool. If in a hurry put it in the refrigerator. You don't want hot salad.
3.) Once the quinoa has cooled at least to room temperature, add:
- 3 medium tomatoes, chopped
- 3 medium beets, peeled, cooked and chopped (I buy these already ready to go in the refrigerated section of Trader Joe's.)
- 1 small cucumber, peeled and chopped
- 2 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar
Salt and pepper to taste.