*Now, don't be scared away by having to soak and cook the quinoa ahead of time (soaking and cooking whole grains). Nothing scary about it! (But if you need some handholding, check out the Fundamentals eCourse.)
Let's say you want to eat this salad tomorrow night.
Tonight, rinse about 3 cups of quinoa under running water for 2 minutes.
Put it in a pot with 6 warm cups of water and 6 tablespoons of some acid (apple cider vinegar, Kombucha, kefir, yogurt, etc.).
Cover the pot, and let it sit out for a minimum of 7 hours, but probably until tomorrow morning.
Then put the pot on the stove and cook the quinoa, by bringing it to a boil, then turning it down to a simmer, covered.
It will probably cook in 10 to 20 minutes.
Turn off the heat.
Let it cool.
Then tomorrow afternoon, dump it into the bowl with all the other ingredients.
See, that wasn't so hard, was it?