Quinoa Tabouleh


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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 188.3
  • Total Fat: 2.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 172.3 mg
  • Total Carbs: 35.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4.2 g
  • Protein: 6.9 g

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This is a quick and tasty version of traditional tabouleh This is a quick and tasty version of traditional tabouleh
Number of Servings: 4


    Quinoa 1 cup, dry
    Tomatoes, 2 cup, chopped or sliced
    Parsley, 1 cup, chopped
    Juice of half a lemon
    Salt & Pepper to taste
    Red Onion, raw, .25 cup, chopped


Rinse quinoa well in cold water.
Add quinoa to 1.5 c fresh water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and cook 15 minutes. Leave cover on and let set 5 minutes.

Finely chop onion, parsley, and tomatoes. Mix in large bowl, set aside.

Juice half a lemon, add lemon zest if desired. Add olive oil, salt and pepper. Whisk to mix and pour over onion, parsley & tomato mixture.

Add cooked quinoa and chill before serving. Serve with hummus, pita and olives.

Makes 4 1.25-cup servings.

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user JENTHEGEOLOGIST.


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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Excellent! I substituted green onion for the red onion and added a little chopped, fresh mint. Very yummy! - 11/6/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Great Recipe. I added 1/4 cup each of red and green peppers, 1/4 cup celery and then served it in 1/2 a pita as a sandwich. It was awesome. Also added 1/2 can of black beans - 10/19/08

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I mixed the quinoa with winter wheat berries and used the veggies from Greek salad--makes a wonderful dish, and I served it over lo-fat cottage cheese, which makes it really rich tasting, higher protein, and a nice lunch - 7/25/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I thought the quinoa would take away some taste, but it only adds to it, so I will be making this recipe only for tabouleh in the future! Thanks for a GREAT recipe. - 5/4/08

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  • I really like this recipe. I never had Quinoa until this. I just squirt some lemon juice right on it and mix. I'm not sure why people are complaining about the cals in olive oil, there is hardly any and i just pout a little on and mix it in, maybe a tbs if that. Just enough to make it not all stick. - 4/7/13

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  • it's a good recipe but it doesn't account for the amount of oil used in the nutritional info. Although its good...i'm giving it a low rating because of lack of info concerning oil. - 7/4/12

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  • How much Olive Oil? I didn't know how much to use and I think I got it overly oily. - 4/16/12

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  • Adding a cucumber is good too! - 9/7/11

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  • Incredible! I've never liked quinoa. I as so glad I decided to try this recipe! It's quick and easy to make. Wonderful flavor. Thanks ever so much for posting this recipe. I will definitely make this again. - 7/24/11

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  • Quinoa adds a great nutritional boost. Doesn't have the chewy texture of bulgar, but that's okay. It still tastes great. - 5/26/11

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  • excellent. adding 2 tbsp of prada-chia organic grains boosts up the omega 3. - 8/3/10

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Super easy and refreshingly delicious. On my own I wouldn't have gotten the ratio of ingredients right. Thank you! - 4/6/09

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