Quinoa Tabbouleh Recipe

Quinoa Tabbouleh
Will Heap

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • ¼ cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • Pinch of freshly ground pepper
  • 2 cups cooked quinoa
  • ½ cup seeded and finely diced tomatoes
  • ½ cup peeled and diced cucumber
  • 1 cup finely chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • ½ cup minced scallions, white and green parts
  • 3 tablespoons slivered fresh mint leaves, plus whole leaves for garnish

This spin on the classic Middle Eastern salad, "tabbouleh," swaps traditionally used bulgur wheat (which you could also use) for nutritional, superstar quinoa, which is high in "complete protein," meaning that it includes all nine essential amino acids. Serve it as a dinner side dish or store it covered in the refrigerator for a healthy and filling go-to snack.

Click here to see Quinoa: The Heart-Healthy Food with a Quirky Name.

Directions

In a small bowl or cup, combine the olive oil, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Set aside.

In a serving bowl, toss together the quinoa, tomatoes, cucumber, parsley, scallions and mint. Add the dressing, toss until evenly coated, and serve.

Nutrition

Calories per serving:

160 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Balanced Sugar Conscious, Vegan, Vegetarian, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Egg Free, Milk Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free, No Sugar Added

Daily value:

8%

Servings:

4
  • Fat 22g 33%
  • Carbs 96g 32%
  • Saturated 3g 14%
  • Fiber 15g 62%
  • Sugars 9g
  • Monounsaturated 12g
  • Polyunsaturated 6g
  • Protein 20g 41%
  • Sodium 1,237mg 52%
  • Calcium 214mg 21%
  • Magnesium 300mg 75%
  • Potassium 1,452mg 41%
  • Iron 11mg 60%
  • Zinc 5mg 35%
  • Phosphorus 655mg 94%
  • Vitamin A 322µg 36%
  • Vitamin C 126mg 210%
  • Thiamin (B1) 1mg 36%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 1mg 33%
  • Niacin (B3) 3mg 16%
  • Vitamin B6 1mg 33%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 311µg 78%
  • Vitamin E 6mg 28%
  • Vitamin K 1,109µg 1,386%
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