2 cups diced tomatoes 3/4 cup diced fresh mozzarella 3 Tablespoons minced shallots 1 Tablespoon olive oil 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground pepper 1 garlic clove, minced 1/4 cup chopped basil 1 cup quinoa
Combine tomato, mozzarella, shallots, 1 Tablespoon olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper in a medium bowl and toss. Let marinate for 30 minutes. Bring 2 cups water and quinoa in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to simmer, cover and cook about 15 minutes or until all the water is absorbed. Let stand for 5 minutes then fluff with a fork. Add quinoa and marinated mixture to a large bowl. Add basil, toss to mix and season to taste with salt and pepper.