Quinoa Tabbouleh

Quinoa Tabbouleh

Quinoa Tabbouleh is a delicious and nutritious salad that is easy to prepare and is absolutely bursting with flavour.
Quinoa (pronounced Keen-wah) is a great source of protein, 16%, which is higher than most grains such as corn, barley and rice. It is also considered to be a complete protein, which means that it contains all nine essential amino acids and is considered one of the best plant-based protein sources. Combined with fresh herbs, it comes together as a wonderfully versatile and healthy salad option.
This salad is great on its own, as a side, or my personal favourite is on a wrap with falafel or some air-fried tofu slices.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Main Course, Salad, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 8 people

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 bunch parsley (about the size they sell in fruit shops)
  • 1/2 cup spring onions chopped
  • 1 cup fresh mint chopped
  • 4-5 Roma tomatoes diced finely
  • 2 lemons juiced
  • 1 pinch celtic sea salt
  • ground black pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • How to cook the perfect quinoa…
  • Add the quinoa, water and salt (optional) to a saucepan and bring to the boil
  • Lower heat and simmer gently for around 15 min until the water has been absorbed
  • Remove from heat, cover and allow it to steam itself for at least another five minutes
  • Lightly separate with a fork to ensure the quinoa turns out fluffy and not gluggy
  • Refrigerate until quinoa is completely cool.
  • Using a large bowl, add chopped parsley, mint, spring onions and tomatoes and combine
  • Add the cooled quinoa, pepper and lemon juice, stir gently until well combined
  • Serve and enjoy

Notes

For extra flavour, the quinoa can be cooked with stock, spices or garlic.
Keyword parsley, quinoa, salad, tabbouleh, vegan