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Tabbouleh with Quinoa

Blog Post created by communitymanager on Jan 23, 2019

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Tabbouleh is a traditional Mediterranean salad, usually served cold, with finely chopped ingredients like mint, tomato, onion, and usually lightly seasoned with a dressing made with olive oil. Usually, bulgur or couscous is added to tabbouleh but this version uses quinoa, which is a generous source of fiber and protein. This easy dish can be served as a light meal or on the side.

Ingredients

½ cup quinoa

2 tablespoons lemon juice

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 bunch flat leaf parsley

3 green onions (scallions), finely sliced

½ cup almonds

Instructions

  1. Bring a saucepan of salted water to a boil. Cook the quinoa for about 9 minutes or to your liking. Drain.
  2. While the quinoa cooks, combine the lemon juice and olive oil in a separate bowl. Season this dressing however you like; salt and pepper would be common choices.
  3. To prep the parsley, chop the stalks finely and the leaves coarsely.
  4. Once the quinoa is cooled, toss it with the dressing, parsley, green onion, and almonds. Feel free to season further to your taste.

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