June 6, 2011

Quinoa Tabouleh

Well, I think it's safe to say that Summer is officially here in Minnesota! Today it was 93 degrees with no wind. It's going to be a long summer...and I love it. For me, the perfect Summer meal involves a really good, cold salad. I've been eating this Quinoa Tabouleh for years and it's become one of my go-to summer salads! The ingredients are simple and it's so simple to throw together!

  • 2 cups quinoa
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 medium tomato
  • 1 medium cucumber
  • 1/2 bunch of parsley
  • 1 small red onion (or 1/2 medium or 1/4 large onion)
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 clove minced garlic
  • salt and pepper to taste
Cook the 2 cups of quinoa in the 4 cups of water. If you're unsure how to cook quinoa, follow the directions here!

After the quinoa is done cooking allow to cool. In a large bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, and minced garlic. Then dice your fruits and vegetables into bite sized pieces and mix together with the cooked quinoa. Then roughly chop your parsley and mix together. Season with salt and pepper to taste! Refrigerate until cold, then serve.


  1. I love Quinoa Tabbouleh Salad! I use more tomatoes, cucumbers and sometimes mint in mine. I posted a recipe on my blog back in December but I have been making it now more than in the winter, so refreshing and great for the hot spring-summer :-)

  2. this looks fabulous!!! i love quinoa, great replacement for wheat bulgar or couscous! this one is my quinoa version: http://juniakk.blogspot.com/2011/02/quinoa-kale-tabbouleh.html :)