Quinoa Tofu Salad

• 2 cups water
• ¼ cup lemon juice
• 2 cloves of Garlic, very finely chopped
• 3/4 tsp Salt
• 1 small yellow bell pepper chopped
• 1 cup chopped cucumber
• ½ cup chopped fresh mint
• 1 cup Trudiet Quinoa, rinsed well to remove any bitterness
• 3 tablespoons extra-virgin Olive Oil
• 1/4 tsp freshly ground Trudiet Black Pepper
• 150 gms of diced tofu(Firm Tofu is preferred)
• 1 cup baby tomatoes (halved ) or normal tomatoes cut into small pieces
• ½ cup chopped fresh parsley

• Boil 2 cups water and salt in a medium saucepan.
• Add quinoa to this and continue boiling.
• Reduce to a simmer, cover and cook the mixture until all the moisture is absorbed (around 15 to 20 minutes).
• Keep the quinoa in a colander to cool down.
• Mix lemon juice, oil, garlic, salt and pepper in a large bowl.
• Add tofu, bell pepper, tomatoes, cucumber, parsley and mint to the cooled quinoa.
• Toss well to combine and serve fresh.