Heat a large saucepan on high heat, and add quinoa to hot, dry pan. Toss quinoa lightly to let dry, and let pan sit until quinoa starts to pop. Toss quinoa lightly while popping, so its pops evenly, and doesn't burn. Remove from heat when quinoa is light golden brown and popping slows.
Combine all remaining salad ingredients in a large bowl, and toss well.
Combine all dressing ingredients except for salt and pepper in a blender or food processor, and process until smooth. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Pour desired amount of dressing over salad, and sprinkle with popped quinoa.
Toss well and serve.
Store extra dressing in a jar or covered container.