Wash the quinoa in water to remove the bitterness.
Add 1 ¾ cups of water. Bring to boil and cook until the water is entirely absorbed.
Stir to make sure the quinoa does not stick together. Set aside to cool.
Add the rest of the ingredients into the cooked quinoa.
Mix together the olive oil, lime juice, black pepper, salt and minced onion.
Pour into the salad and toss together.
Cover. Serve at room temperature or chilled.