Preheat the oven to 350°F. Bring a medium pot of water to a boil and add the quinoa and season with salt. Simmer 9 minutes and drain well. Cool 10 minutes.

Meanwhile spread the almonds on a baking sheet and toast until golden, 6-8 minutes. Let cool.

Transfer the quinoa to a large bowl and stir in the dressing. Mix well and stir in the remaining ingredients. Season well with salt and pepper and serve at room temperature or chilled. Makes 6 cups.