Lemony Quinoa Tabbouleh



From Delicious Living and a couple changes here and there. I substituted a Meyer lemon in place of standard Eureka. "Quinoa stands in for traditional bulgur in this gluten-free grain salad. Like the original, it’s packed with parsley, which detoxes the kidneys and prevents water retention. The light, lemony dressing loosens mucus and draws toxins from the liver."

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15 Min


20 Min


Stove Top


1/2 c
golden quinoa (rinsed well and drained)
1 c
water or unsalted vegetable broth
1 1/2 c
curly parsley, rinsed and dried well in a salad spinner then finely chopped
scallions (thinly sliced crosswise)
1 c
grape tomatoes or cherry tomatoes (halved or quartered depending on size)
2 Tbsp
fresh mint, minced (*fresh* only!)
juice of 1/2 lemon, about 2 tablespoosn (to taste)
1 large
garlic clove, peeled and finely minced
2 Tbsp
extra virgin olive oil
1/2 tsp
ground sumac
ground cinnamon

Directions Step-By-Step

Combine quinoa and water or broth in a medium saucepan; bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover, and cook on medium-low for 20 minutes, or until all water is absorbed and quinoa is fluffy. Transfer to a plate to cool completely.
Combine parsley, scallions, tomatoes, and mint in a medium bowl; stir in cooled quinoa. In a small bowl, whisk together lemon juice and garlic. Whisk in olive oil and season to taste with cayenne pepper and sea salt. Pour dressing over quinoa mixture and toss well. Refrigerate for 1–2 hours and serve chilled.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Salads
Main Ingredient: Rice/Grains
Regional Style: Middle Eastern
Dietary Needs: Vegan
Other Tag: Healthy