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Quinoa Tabbouleh Parsley Salad


  • Author: Lily
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 6
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

This healthy quinoa tabbouleh parsley salad blends authentic Lebanese taste with gluten-free eating by using quinoa in lieu of bulgar wheat.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 6 bunches of Italian parsley (about 8 cups of chopped parsley)
  • 2 cups of cooked quinoa (about 3/4 cup of dry quinoa)** see notes
  • 6 medium tomatoes
  • 1 white onion
  • 2 spring onion sprigs
  • 5 large lemons
  • 1 bunch of fresh mint
  • 1/2 cup of olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Cook quinoa and set aside to cool down.
  2. Wash the parsley in a large tub of water. Remove the parsley leaves and chop very finely. Add to the salad bowl.
  3. Remove mint leaves. Chop mint finely just like the parsley.
  4. Slice the tomatoes in thin circles. Slice the tomatoes long ways then horizontally into fine pieces about the same size as the chopped parsley.
  5. If you are using spring onion, slice the spring onion into thin pieces. If you are using white onion, slice the onion just like you slice the tomatoes.
  6. Using a lemon juicer, squeeze the lemons.
  7. Add all of the ingredients together. Add salt and pepper to taste. Mix well.

Notes

  • You can substitute cracked bulgar wheat #1 instead of quinoa to make the authentic Lebanese tabbouleh recipe. Soak 1 cup of dry bulgar wheat in a warm cup of water until the bulgar wheat is soft (about 1 hour). Drain and add to the salad.
  • You can add an extra 1/4 cup of olive oil depending on the taste.
  • Prep Time: 1 hour
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Category: Salad
  • Method: Chopping
  • Cuisine: Lebanese

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 2 cups
  • Calories: 326
  • Sugar: 9 g
  • Sodium: 58 mg
  • Fat: 19 g
  • Saturated Fat: 3 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 16 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 33 g
  • Fiber: 8 g
  • Protein: 7 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

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