Quinoa Tabouli

This quick and easy quinoa tabouli is the perfect way to use up your summer tomatoes, bell pepper and mint. Super fresh and crazy delicious!

This quick and easy quinoa tabouli is the perfect way to use up your summer tomatoes, bell pepper and mint. Super fresh and crazy delicious!

Quinoa tabouli is my new favorite lunch. It’s super filling and packed full of flavor. Since my kitchen has been overflowing with fresh vegetables and herbs this salad gets made A LOT!Β  Sometimes I play around with the ingredients but must of the time I try to keep the flavors traditional. I actually like to throw in a little red bell pepper for a nice sweet flavor and a little crunch.

This quick and easy quinoa tabouli is the perfect way to use up your summer tomatoes, bell pepper and mint. Super fresh and crazy delicious!

Looking for more quinoa recipes? Try my beef potato and quinoa soup or my strawberry goat cheese quinoa salad.

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Quinoa Tabouli

This quick and easy quinoa tabouli is the perfect way to use up your summer tomatoes, bell pepper and mint. Super fresh and crazy delicious!

Yield: 2 cups

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 3 medium tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 bunch scallion, chopped (white and green parts)
  • 1 red bell pepper, 1-inchch cubes
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint, minced
  • 1 1/2 cup fresh parsley, minced
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • Kosher salt
  • Fresh cracked pepper

Source: Nutmeg Nanny

Directions:

Put water and quinoa in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, cover and cook for 10-15 minutes until all water has been absorbed.

While the quinoa is cooking, chop vegetables. Add all chopped vegetables to a large bowl and toss with lemon juice and olive oil.

When quinoa is cooked add to vegetables and stir to combine. Flavor with salt and pepper. Let tabouli sit for a few hours to let flavors blend. It's even better the next day!

19 Responses to “Quinoa Tabouli”

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    Erica — July 25, 2011 at 4:45 am

    Yum! This is an awesome summer lunch! I have been getting tons of tomatoes out of my garden and this would be a great way to use a few up!

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    Maris(In Good Taste) — July 25, 2011 at 4:47 am

    This is a perfect summer salad! Love all the veggies and the fact that this is so healthy

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    Sanjeeta kk — July 25, 2011 at 5:14 am

    What a healthy treat it is! Love the pearly quinoa click.

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    5 Star Foodie — July 25, 2011 at 9:10 am

    A perfect healthy summer lunch, excellent!

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    Raina — July 25, 2011 at 11:52 am

    This sounds great, perfect for the summer:)

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    Joanne — July 25, 2011 at 9:05 pm

    How fun! I adore quinoa and always seem to have some around. This is a great new take on tabbouli!

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    Kankana — July 26, 2011 at 12:05 am

    I never tried quinoa .. but it looks so light and fluffy that i wonder why haven’t I πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing this.

    • admin replied: — July 26th, 2011 @ 2:15 pm

      It’s really delicious! It also picks up a lot of flavor from the other ingredients in the salad.

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    Emily — July 26, 2011 at 1:57 am

    This toubali looks excellent! I love that you used quinoa. This is perfect for summertime!

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    Blond Duck — July 26, 2011 at 7:42 am

    I can’t find quinoa anywhere here!

    • admin replied: — July 26th, 2011 @ 2:16 pm

      Oh no! That’s really sad πŸ™ Have you tried seeing if you can order it online? It’s packed full of healthy protein…you have to give it a try!

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    Kerstin — July 27, 2011 at 12:05 am

    Oh yum, I would love this for lunches too, it’s right up my alley!

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    Veronica — July 27, 2011 at 12:55 am

    quinoa is so healthy and makes this side dish hearty enough to be a meal! Great idea!

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    Faith — July 27, 2011 at 10:35 am

    Mike and I are both huge fans of tabbouleh but I’ve never had it with quinoa! What a great idea, I will definitely give it a try!

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    Elizabeth — July 27, 2011 at 12:29 pm

    Yum! This is such a great lunch since it’s great at home or on the go.

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    Jeanette — July 27, 2011 at 10:15 pm

    What a nice healthy whole grain salad, perfect for this hot weather, gluten-free too!

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    Cookin' Canuck — July 28, 2011 at 10:11 am

    Quinoa is a favorite in our house. This tabouli is something I could eat day after day.

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    grace — July 29, 2011 at 3:05 am

    i’ve always loved tabouli, but i’ve only recently come to love quinoa. what a great idea, and it makes for a healthful and gorgeous dish!

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    Marla — July 29, 2011 at 6:22 pm

    I can see why this would be your new favorite lunch or dinner. We love quinoa too!

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