1½ cups cooked quinoa
1 bunch scallions, green parts only, chopped
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1 red bell pepper, chopped
1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
1 cup chopped flat-leaf parsley
½ cup chopped mint leaves
½ teaspoon ground cumin
½ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
⅓ cup extra-virgin olive oil
Salt and pepper, to taste
Combine all the ingredients in a large bowl. Allow to sit in the fridge for 1 to 2 hours before servings.
Serves four to six as a side.
Nutrition values per serving (assumes six; without salt): 227 calories (50.2 percent from fat), 12.7 g fat (2.1 g saturated), 15.4 g carbohydrates, 2.9 g fiber, 2.6 g protein, 0 cholesterol, 16 mg sodium.
"Year of No Sugar: A Memoir" by Eve O. Schaub (Sourcebooks, 2014)