1. Quinoa: Put the quinoa, minced garlic, lemon zest, lemon juice, basil, sumac, honey or maple syrup, and olive oil in a mixing bowl. Mix well to ensure all the wonderful flavours infuse into the quinoa. Taste, season with salt and pepper, add the almonds and set aside.
2. Tahini: drizzle In another bowl, mix the tahini, garlic, water, lemon juice and honey or maple syrup, then season with salt and pepper.
3. Plate up the salad, sprinkle the tahini drizzle over and top with the roasted almonds.