This is a warming salad, great even on a winter day.
1.5 cups of cooked and cooled quinoa (use 1/2 cup uncooked)
2 tbsp of dried goji berries, cranberries or currents
3 tbsp of olive oil
1/4 cup of sunflower seeds
Juice from one slice of fresh lemon
1 tsp each of fresh minced ginger, coriander, cumin, paprika and cinnamon
1-2 tbsp of sauteed minced jalapeno pepper - optional
Salt and pepper, to taste
Add cooked quinoa and all remaining ingredients into a bowl. When gojis are ready, remove from water and add into the bowl with other ingredients as well. Mix thoroughly and serve. Tip: don't throw out the goji water (if any remains) - it is full of great nutrients - drink it up as is, like a juice! (see ginger goji juice recipe here)
Makes about 2 servings.