Quinoa Tabouli

Quinoa… once it’s cooked, it kinda looks like little grain seeds with squiggly little tails.

But, don’t let that scare you away from eating it.

This delicious nutty-flavored grain is quite delicious and good for you too. Which is always a nice bonus.

It’s high in protein, amino acids like L-lysine, and rich in fiber.

Now, the big question is, how do you make it taste delicious?

It’s pretty easy actually!

Below is one of my FAVE quinoa recipes that the whole family will love. It’s light and refreshing, and perfect for summer.

It’s got both mint and parsley, plus cucumbers and tomatoes. Mmmm Mmmmm Mmmmm Mmmmm!


Quinoa Tabouli
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Recipe type: Whole Grains
Cuisine: Food is Medicine
Serves: 4 servings
  • 2 cups quinoa
  • 3 & ½ cups water
  • ½ cup parsley (packed down)
  • 4-5 scallions
  • ⅓ cup fresh mint leaves (packed down)
  • Juice and zest of 1 lemon
  • cup olive oil
  • Sea Salt
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled and minced
  • 1 cucumber, seeded and diced
  • 2 medium-sized tomatoes, seeded and diced
  1. In a food processor pulse the parsley, scallion, mint, lemon, olive oil, garlic, and sea salt until finely chopped/pureed.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine cooked quinoa, cucumber, and tomato.
  3. Pour the pureed dressing on top and toss to coat evenly.
  4. Enjoy those delicious little squigglys!