Add all ingredients together and stir
Place on stove on high till pot comes to a boil
Turn stove down to medium and place lid
Let the quinoa simmer till all the water soaked in - approx. 10 mins.
Turn the heat off and leave the pan be with the lid on.
Fluff with a fork in 5 mins
Add the chopped veggies, lime juice and chopped red peppers in the quinoa.
In a separate, small pan add the oil and let it come to high heat
You'll see the shimmer
Add the whole spices - mustard or cumin seeds
Let the seeds cook and sputter for 30 secs. Turn the heat to just below medium.
Add the peanuts in and toss for a little bit. At this time you can add the chillies in along with a little bit of salt.
Once the peanuts are lightly browned, add them to the cooked quinoa salad.
This topping should be added just as you're ready to serve.
Serve with whatever you think your family will enjoy with this. See suggestions above.