Bring quinoa, ½ tsp. salt, and 1¼
cups water to a boil in a medium saucepan over high
Reduce heat to medium-low.
Cover and simmer until quinoa is
tender ~10 minutes.
Remove from heat and let stand,
covered, for 5 minutes.
Fluff with a fork.
Whisk lemon juice and garlic in a
Gradually whisk in olive oil.
Season dressing to taste with salt and
Spread out quinoa on a large rimmed
Transfer to a large bowl.
Mix in ¼ cup dressing.
PRE-PREPARATION: Can be made 1 day
Cover remaining dressing and quinoa
Add cucumber, tomatoes, herbs, and
scallions to bowl with quinoa.
Toss to coat.
Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Drizzle remaining dressing over.