Woke up this morning and while waiting for my tea water to heat up I threw a cup of quinoa with two cups of water into the rice cooker. Then rummaged around the kitchen to see what I could concoct. This resulting salad is a complete meal and great to take along on trips as it keeps well. It’s also unbelievably delicious.

1. Cup of quinoa cooked and cooled

1. Can of garbanzo rinsed and drained

1. Cucumber peeled and chopped

2. Tomatoes chopped

1. Cup chopped red onions

1. Scallion, white and green parts chopped

2. large cloves garlic finely minced

2 inch piece of ginger finely minced

1. Jalapeño finely chopped

Approximately two cups of cilantro chopped

Juice of one lemon

About one tbs. extra virgin olive oil

Freshly ground pepper

Salt to taste

Mix all ingredients in a bowl and enjoy!