Quinoa Tabouli

Here is a wheat free variation of a delicious and healthy middle eastern dish. Tabouli can be eaten warm when freshly made, or refrigerated and eaten cold as a salad or side dish.  Quinoa is healthy and gluten free, and it contains both protein and fiber.  Enjoy!

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Prep time: 5 min

Cooking time: 35 min

Servings: 6

 

Ingredients:

1 cup quinoa  and  2 1/4 cups water

1 cucumber, diced

1 tomato, diced

1 bunch mint, minced

1/2 bunch parsley, minced

2 tablespoons lemon juice

3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

Sea salt to taste

 

Directions:

  1. Wash quinoa.
  2. In a pot bring water and salt to a boil and add quinoa.
  3. Reduce heat to low and simmer covered for 20 minutes or until grains are fluffy and water is absorbed.
  4. Fluff quinoa with a fork; cover and let sit for 10 minutes.
  5. Transfer the quinoa into a large bowl and add cucumber, tomato, mint and parsley.
  6. Mix gently.  Add lemon juice, olive oil and salt to your taste.

 

From the Institute for Integrative Nutrition