1 C quinoa, rinsed
2 C vegetable broth or water
1 C chick peas
1/2 C chopped kalamata olives (make sure you remove any pits!)
1 diced carrot (about 1/2 C)
1 chopped scallion
3 T extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp red wine vinegar
1 T water
1 garlic clove, minced
1 T ground cumin
2 tsp smoked paprika
few pinches salt
cayenne pepper to taste (if you like it spicy)
rinse quinoa. in a large pan or pot, toast quinoa a few minutes.
add vegetable broth or water. bring to boil, cover tightly, and simmer for 15 mintues.
in a bowl, combine chick peas, olives, carrot, and cilantro. in another bowl, whisk sauce ingredients.
allow quinoa to cool slightly before combining all ingredients.