This easy-to-make recipe combines two of my favorite meals: quinoa and tabbouleh! If you have never had tabbouleh, it’s a Mediterranean salad made with finely chopped parsley, vegetables, mint, and olive oil. It’s light and refreshing, with so much flavor packed in such small bites. You can eat it with pita chips, lettuce leaves, or some falafel.
Quinoa is a healthy grain choice that gives you more protein and fiber than white rice, keeping you full for longer with fewer calories. Remember to take a fork and fluff up the quinoa after cooking to give it a light and airy texture. Please wait for it to fully cool before you mix it in the salad bowl and add the rest of the ingredients.
The best part about this quinoa tabbouleh is that it can serve as a side dish or star as the main entree. This recipe makes four servings at 272 calories, providing you with 42 grams of carbohydrates, 8 grams of protein, and 10 grams of fat. You can always add other ingredients to increase the protein count. This meal takes just under half an hour to prepare and makes enough for four servings. If you have any leftovers, you can store them in the refrigerator for up to three days–just make sure to use a covered container!
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- 1 cup quinoa (170g)
- 1 medium tomatoes small, finely diced
- 1 bell pepper finely diced
- 1 red onion finely diced
- ⅔ cup parsley chopped, (15g)
- ⅔ mint chopped
- juice of 2 limes
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- Cook the quinoa according to instructions on the packaging. Once cooked, place in a large salad bowl.
- Finely dice the vegetables and chop the fresh herbs, then add to the salad bowl.
- Squeeze in the lime juice, drizzle with olive oil and season to taste with salt and pepper. Mix everything well until combined
- Serves as a salad or side dish. Store covered and refrigerated for up to 3 days.