Quinoa Pilaf w/ Dates & Olives

I'm back from Paris and back in the kitchen.

I am happy to be home, preparing healthy meals again, though I will miss that bread, wine and cheese and wonderful service, the best in the world.
I hope you enjoyed my posts on instagram and here on the blog.

Let's get back to quinoa.

You can call this a quinoa salad if you like, but Food & Wine calls it a pilaf.

Who cares what they call it, I call it good.

Whip up a batch of quinoa, any color is fine.

Add it to a big bowl and mix in:

1/3 cup of sliced scallions
1/3 cup of chopped dates
1/3 cup of olives (I used Lucques & Kalamata)
1 cup of arugula
*next time I will definitely add in fresh cilantro, but that's me

Mix all together and squeeze in 2 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice and 2 tablespoons of olive oil.

Season w/ sea salt & pepper.

So easy, and so good!