Fluffy quinoa offers a crunchy texture to this filling salad. Closely related to Swiss chard and spinach, quinoa is a good source of protein, fiber, and iron. Toast the quinoa before cooking if you prefer a nuttier flavor.
1 1/2 cups water
3/4 cup uncooked quinoa
1/4 cup shelled, chopped pistachios (about 1 ounce)
Boil water in a small saucepan. Add quinoa. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 12 minutes.
Heat a small skillet over medium-high heat. Add chopped pistachios, and cook 2 minutes or until lightly toasted, stirring frequently. Transfer pistachios to a large bowl; add cooked quinoa and remaining ingredients to bowl. Toss gently to coat.