Middle Eastern quinoa salad for a refreshing lunch on Meatless Monday

With all the fresh produce we're starting to see in the grocery stores and at farmers' markets, this is an ideal time to cook up a lunch-time salad that won't leave your stomach growling an hour later. The spiced quinoa in this dish (adapted from a recipe in Forks Over Knives: The Cookbook) adds a good amount of protein, and the tomatoes, cucumber and bell pepper offer some extra flavor.

See also: - Curried quinoa with peas for a quick protein fix on Meatless Monday - Southwestern-style quinoa salad for a lunchtime protein punch on Meatless Monday - Calabasita-style spaghetti squash for a south-of-the-border entree