Throw some fresh tomatoes, briny olives, and pieces of salty cheese into quinoa, and the slightly boring but healthy grain gets a flavorful face-lift. To complete a well-rounded dinner, learn How to Pan Fry Salmon and throw it on top.
What to buy: Quinoa can be found in your local health food store, gourmet grocery store, or online.
Game plan: Steps 1 through 3 can be done the night before. Refrigerate the cooked quinoa until you’re ready to assemble the salad.
To see this recipe with illustrated steps, check out The Basics: How to Make Quinoa Salad.