Thursday, July 28, 2011

Recipe: Quinoa Tabbouleh

Recently I received a comment on the Lego party post that read,"omg these dishes look super tasty.. I d love to know the recipes :) Jean ". Thanks for asking Jean, here's one of the recipes from the party, Quinoa Tabbouleh. It's a fresh tasting healthy dish that's great for summer. It can also be made the day before. The other dishes I had made for the party were Shell Pasta Salad and Sweet Potato P0blano Salad. The main dish was sandwiches from our local deli.

Quinoa Tabbouleh Recipe
(recipe from Auntie Susan)
2 Cups water
1 Cup uncooked quinoa
1 pinch salt
1/4 cup olive oil
1/2 tsp. sea salt
1/4 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice (if using bottled lemon juice start with 2T and add to taste)
3 tomatoes, diced
1 cucumber, diced
2 bunches green onions, diced
2 carrots grated
1 cup fresh parsley, chopped

1. In a saucepan bring water to boil. Add quinoa and a pinch of salt. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 15 minutes. Allow to cool to room temperature; fluff with a fork.

2. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine rest of ingredients and stir in cooled quinoa. Enjoy.


Yosefa said...

I love quinoa tabouleh. My version has green bell peppers, fresh garlic finely chopped, and no carrot. I like to add cumin, mint, a little crushed red pepper, and salt. I like to chop the garlic in the food processor with the spices (makes in chop better) and pulse the other veggies. It's so much faster and you can just cut any pieces that don't get chopped before the smaller pits go to mush.

Jennifer said...

Thank you for sharing this recipe! I've moved to quinoa from couscous and have been looking for new ways to serve it... this sounds perfect for the hot summer we've been having.

Michelle L. said...

Yum, this sounds so good. 2 of my favorite things, quinoa and tabbouleh!

masini second said...

Oh my God this looks so good and i`m sure that it is delicious too. I think that this is a easy recipe so i will give it a try, thanks a lot for sharing.

Caca said...

yum, I would love to try it out.

Caca said...

I have to googled 'quinoa' and 'tabouleh' to understand the ingredients. This is a real new and unique dish to me.

Radu Burtescu said...

Eating it right now! It's a great receipe so thanks for posting it!

Sweet Athena said...

This recipe looks like a great summer dish. Thanks for sharing.

Caca said...

I am going to try this out, thanks for the easy recipe.

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