Monday, 21 January 2013

Quick and Easy Quinoa Tabbouleh Salad

I expect that this recipe I tore out from Chatelaine magazine is going to keep me fueled for the upcoming CGTA show (our big wholesale show). I love quinoa, it is chock full of protein and I need something that will be easy to pack and nibble on to keep myself fortified during the long hours at the booth. The best part is that this tasty recipe is not only healthy, but quick and cost effective too...Enjoy!

Quinoa-Tabbouleh Salad
Cooking time: 10 minutes  Preparation time: 10 minutes
Refrigeration Time: 60 minutes  Makes:  8 cups

Image: Roberto Caruso
  • 1-3/4 cups (425 mL) water
  • 1 cup (250 mL) quinoa
  • 1/4  English cucumber
  • 2  tomatoes
  • 1  green pepper
  • 5  green onions
  • 1  large bunch parsley
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) olive oil
  • 1/4 cup (50 mL) lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) salt
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) chili powder

  • Pour water into a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Rinse quinoa with cold water several times. Drain and stir into boiling water with a pinch of salt. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, for 10 to 15 minutes, until all water is absorbed and quinoa grains are transparent.
  • Meanwhile, dice cucumber, tomatoes and green pepper. Thinly slice green onions and finely chop parsley. In a bowl, whisk oil with lemon juice, salt and chili powder.
  • Pour hot quinoa into oil mixture and toss well. Cool to room temperature. Toss with chopped vegetables and parsley. Refrigerate for 1 hour before serving.

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