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QUINOA TABBOULEH SALAD

mayurisjikoni
Quinoa Tabbouleh is a different version of the famous Classic Middle Eastern Salad. Bulgur wheat is replaced by protein rich quinoa which adds a lovely nutty kind of flavour to the salad. A healthy, filling, gluten free, vegan salad that is perfect served with pita bread or enjoyed on its own as a light meal.
5 from 10 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Light Meal, Picnic, Salad
Cuisine Middle Eastern
Servings 2

Ingredients
  

FOR THE QUINOA:

  • ½ cup quinoa
  • 1 cup water
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp olive oil

FOR THE TABBOULEH SALAD:

  • 1 cup flat parsley finely chopped
  • ¼ cup fresh mint chopped
  • ½ cup spring onion finely chopped
  • ¼ cup olives finely chopped
  • ½ cup tomatoes remove the seeds,finely chopped
  • ¼ cup pine nuts lighly roasted

FOR THE DRESSING:

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 - 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • ½ tsp pepper powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp crushed garlic
  • ½ tsp grated lemon rind or zest

Instructions
 

PREPARATION OF QUINOA:

  • Put the quinoa in a sieve and wash it under a running tap, rubbing the quinoa gently in your palm.
  • Allow the quinoa to soak for 10-15 minutes in the measured amount of water.
  • Add the quinoa and water in a pan over medium heat.
  • Add salt and olive oil.
  • Cover the pan and lower the heat. Cook the quinoa for 15 minutes.
  • After 15 minutes take the pan off the heat and leave the quinoa in the pan for 5 minutes with the cover on.
  • Remove the quinoa and fluff it up gently using a fork.

PREPARATION OF THE DRESSING:

  • Mix all the ingredients and whisk it well.

PREPARATION OF QUINOA TABBOULEH:

  • Add the herbs, tomato, spring onion, olives and nuts to the quinoa. Add the dressing and mix well.
  • Serve immediately or cover with a cling film and let it cool in the fridge before serving.

Notes

  • Add finely chopped cucumber if you like.
  • Add some chopped bell pepper if you wish.
  • For a slightly chilli version, add a bit of green chilli paste to the dressing.
  • Use a small jar to mix the dressing really well. Just cover the jar with the lid and give it a good shake.
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