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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 272.0
  • Total Fat: 16.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 9.6 mg
  • Total Carbs: 27.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.2 g
  • Protein: 5.3 g

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Minty Quinoa Tabbouleh

Submitted by: ZPOST72

Introduction

Tabbouleh, a lemony Middle Eastern parsley and grain salad, is traditionally made with bulgur wheat. This version, fragrant from a touch of cumin and cinnamon, uses quinoa instead. Tabbouleh, a lemony Middle Eastern parsley and grain salad, is traditionally made with bulgur wheat. This version, fragrant from a touch of cumin and cinnamon, uses quinoa instead.
Number of Servings: 8

Ingredients

    1-1/2 cups quinoa
    Mrs. Dash
    1-1/2 cups seeded and finely diced tomato (from about 1 large tomato)
    1 cup finely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley (from about 2 bunches)
    1 cup peeled, seeded, finely diced cucumber (from about 3/4 of a large cucumber)
    1/2 cup thinly sliced scallion greens
    1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil; more to taste
    6 tablespoons fresh lemon juice; more to taste
    1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
    1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    1/2 cup finely chopped fresh mint

Directions

Rinse the quinoa well in a bowl of cool water and drain. Bring the quinoa, 1/2 teaspoon Mrs. Dash, and 3 cups water to a boil in a medium saucepan over high heat. Cover, reduce the heat to medium low, and simmer until the water is absorbed & the quinoa is translucent & tender, 10 to 15 minutes. (The outer germ rings of the grain will remain chewy & white. Some germ rings may separate from the grains & will look like white squiggles.) Immediately fluff the quinoa with a fork & turn out onto a baking sheet to cool.

When cool, fluff the quinoa again & transfer to a large bowl. Add the tomato, parsley, cucumber, scallion, oil, lemon juice, cumin, cinnamon, & 1 teaspoon Mrs. Dash. Toss well. Cover & refrigerate to let the flavors mingle, at least 2 hours overnight.

Before serving, let sit at room temperature for 20 to 30 minutes. Stir in the mint. Taste & add more oil & lemon juice (you'll probably need at least 1 tablespoon of each), and more Mrs. Dash as needed.

Serving Size: Yields about 8 cups






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