Quinoa (pronounced KEEN-wah) has recently become one of my favorite ingredients for salads, soups, and pasta recipes (as a pasta substitute). It resembles a grain, but is actually a seed of a plant that resembles spinach. It's a "complete" protein (meaning it has all 9 essential amino acids), a great source of fiber, and it's gluten-free. I made this Greek Style Quinoa Salad last night for dinner and it was fantastic. I used this recipe and added a red pepper, cucumber, cumin, and fresh flat leaf parsley. It was the perfect light, healthy summer meal.