Quinoa Salad: Rinse quinoa in a sieve with cold water. Place in a saucepan and add 1 ½ cups cold water and ¼ tsp salt. Bring to the boil. Reduce heat and simmer for approx. 10 minutes until the water has been absorbed. Cover and stand for 5 minutes. Fluff quinoa with a fork and transfer to a bowl to cool. Mix in spring onions, cherry tomatoes, mint, parsley and toasted pinenuts if wished.