Quinoa Tabbouleh

Quinoa Tabbouleh

Salad Grains Tabbouleh

This tabouli recipe is different. Instead of using bulgur like traditional tabouli, this recipe uses quinoa. It is a grain that is available at health food stores. It looks and tastes better than bulgur. My husband and I both love this and neither of us is vegetarian. It's a great meal for a hot summer day. The longer it sits the better it tastes.

Servings per recipe: 4
Calories per serving: 354
Preparation time: 15m
Total cooking time: 30m


  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 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 a 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 olive oil, sea salt, lemon juice, tomatoes, cucumber, green onions, carrots and parsley. Stir in cooled quinoa.

Nutrion facts:

Total Fat 16.6g 26%
    Saturated Fat 2.0g  
Cholesterol 0mg  
Sodium 286mg 11%
Potassium 805mg 23%
Total Carbohydrates 45.7g 15%
Dietary Fiber 9.3g 37%
Protein 9.6g 19%
Sugars 8g  
Vitamin A 8305IU  
Vitamin C 63mg  
Calcium 134mg  
Iron 6mg  
Thiamin 0mg  
Niacin 2mg  
Vitamin B6 0mg  
Magnesium 56mg  
Folate 120mcg