Quinoa Tabbouleh Salad

Quinoa Tabbouleh Salad

div class="hrecipe"img alt="Quinoa Tabbouleh Salad" class="photo" height="500" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-QgIP0j_h3nY/Tx87bqJakwI/AAAAAAAANn8/GP2ZG4y6IN8/s800/Quinoa%2BTabbouleh%2B500%2B4570.jpg" title="Quinoa Tabbouleh Salad" width="333" /br /br /When I made the a href="http://www.closetcooking.com/2012/01/quinoa-cakes-with-roasted-red-pepper.html"quinoa cakes with roasted red pepper and walnut pesto, goat cheese and a poached egg/a it reminded me that I had not done much with quinoa lately and that got me thinking about all of the things that I want to try using quinoa in. A quinoa tabbouleh was pretty high on my list of quinoa dishes to try and it would fit in nicely with a few other recipes as well so I started with that. a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tabbouleh"Tabbouleh/a is normally made with bulgar but I figured that the texture of quinoa would work well in it. In addition to the bulgar a tabbouleh salads normally consist of tomatoes, cucumbers, parsly and mint and it is dressed up in lemon juice and olive oil. I kept things pretty straight forward with this tabbouleh salad other than swapping the bulgar out for the quinoa and it turned out really well! There is nothing like a light salad filled with fresh herbs and a hit of lemon to push back the gloom of winter!br /br //diva href="http://www.closetcooking.com/2012/01/quinoa-tabbouleh-salad.html#more"Read the recipe »/a

Ingredients

  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup quinoa, rinsed
  • 1 cup tomato, diced
  • 1 cup cucumber, diced
  • 1/2 cup parsley, chopped
  • 1/4 cup mint, chopped
  • 1/4 cup green onions, chopped
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin, toasted and ground (optional)
  • salt and pepper to taste
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