In a medium saucepan, bring quinoa, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 2 cups of water to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until quinoa is tender, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand, covered, for 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork. You can prepare it ahead). Spread out quinoa on a large baking sheet, drizzle some olive oil and let cool.