>cucumber chickpea quinoa salad

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i just put this together for dinner using left over cucumber salad that i ate the night before. this is a great salad to eat that light, yet fullfilling and loaded with nutrients.

ingredients
1 cucumber sliced, cubed what ever you like.
1/2 cup of japanese rice vinegar
a handful of cherry tomatoes, sliced
1/4 red onion, sliced
1-2cups of cooked quinoa
1/2 cup of chickpeas, drained
salt, pepper and red pepper to taste
fresh parsley for garnish

directions:
1) marinate cucumber, tomatoes, onions, salt, pepper and red pepper in vinegar in a large bowl.  cover and chill for preferably and hour.
2) in another bowl mix chickpeas and quinoa together.  when cucumber mixture has fully marinated, drain vinegar and add the mixture to the quinoa and chickpeas.

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