We serve this at our restaurant during the summer (Ashland Coffee and Tea). There is always a need for a good vegan recipe that everyone can enjoy. This one certainly beats the summer heat. Very refreshing!
1Cook quinoa and put in large bowl. Whirl cilantro, mint leaves and (optionally) 3 garlic cloves in food processor. Add to quinoa. Add halved cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, green and red onion, and red pepper.
2Make dressing. Mix lime juice, olive oil, and seasonings together and pour over quinoa mixture. Stir well, and chill covered in the refrigerator. Easily lasts a week, and the flavor improves over time.