I frequently make enough of some whole grain and store it in the refrigerator to last for the week. SO I end up having to come up with creative ways to use it whether it is brown rice, farro or quinoa. I was thinking of doing some fried quinoa with shrimp paste but since the weather is so nice I figured I would do a cool salad with fresh vegetables I had on hand. The result was quite good so I figured I would share it. A nice combination of flavours, textures and colours.
2 Cups of cold previously cooked quinoa
3 radishes diced
1 cucumber seeded and diced
3 scallions sliced thin (green and white parts)
1 carrot diced
15 or so Moroccon oil cured black olives diced
handful of dill chopped roughly
zest of half of a lemon
1/2 cup or so of good olive oil
juice of a lemon to taste
salt and pepper
I mixed the whole thing together and it was really good. The only other addition I might make would be to add some dried fruit like raisins or apricots to add some sweetness.