Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Quinoa Tabbouleh

We have been suffering through a very uncomfortable heat wave here in southern California.  There is nothing worse than turning on your stove or oven in 90+ degree weather!  During the summer, I love finding recipes that use fresh veggies and ZERO cooking!  This is one of my go-to recipes.  It is full of fresh summer vegetables and hearty quinoa.  This is a wonderful side to any meal, and leftovers make a healthy lunch!

2 C water
1 C uncooked quinoa
1/4 C olive oil
1/4-1/2 tsp salt
1/4 C lemon juice
4 tomatoes, diced
1 large cucumber, diced
3 green onions, diced
3 carrots, finely grated
1 C fresh parsley, chopped


  1. Combine the water and quinoa in a small saucepan and bring to a boil.  Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 15 minutes.  Remove from heat and allow to cool.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the rest of the ingredients.  Stir in cooled quinoa.  Best if given at least 30 minutes to chill before serving.


  1. Love finding new recipes for Quinoa. Thanks for sharing on FFF. Realized I wasn't following your blog but now I am!