1 large, red bell pepper
1 large, orange bell pepper
1 large cucumber
1/2 large, red onion
1 large, ripe tomato
1 large lemon
1/4 cup chopped, fresh cilantro
1 Tbsp chopped, fresh mint leaves (8-10 mint leaves)
1 cup (uncooked) quinoa
Prepare quinoa according to package directions (should be to boil 2 cups of water, add 1 cup quinoa, boil down on med-low heat for about 15 minutes, then let stand for another 15 minutes).
Finely chop the peppers, cucumber, onion, and tomato and put into a medium-sized mixing bowl. Chop the cilantro and mint and gently stir into the veggies. Add the cooled quinoa by gently mixing it into the veggies and herbs. Add the zest and juice of one lemon, then gently stir into the mixture.
Serve on its own, as a side, or on top of your choice of protein. Enjoy!