To give this dish a unique twist I used basil as a main flavor but you can also give the dish a more traditional middle eastern flavor by using mint instead.
Bring quinoa, 1⁄2 tsp salt and water to a boil in a medium saucepan over high heat. Reduce the heat and cover, simmering until the quinoa is tender. Remove from heat, cover and let stand for 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork.
Once the quinoa is ready, add the cucumber, tomatoes, onion, parsley and mint and mix together until fully combined. Add the juice of a lemon and lime and the rest of the salt to taste and then add the olive oil and basil.
Mix all the ingredients together thoroughly and transfer to a pretty serving bowl. This is the perfect dish to serve at a family barbeque with fish or chicken fresh from the grill.