Savory Garlicky Quinoa Tabbouleh

Savory Garlicky Quinoa Tabbouleh

Ready in 1 hour

I never thought I could be one of those people who likes quinoa! But this recipe proved me wrong. I think it's the garlic that really creates the flavor in this recipe. Overall, this is very healthy, filling, and the herbs leave your breath fresh and clean despite the garlic! I've halved the oil from the original amount called for. We like it better this way. Hope you enjoy

"So quick and easy to whip up for a mom on the go. I needed to bring something to a brunch and this was PERFECT! It was very popular too, several people asked me for the recipe! Spot on flavors with just the right zing to make it sing, thank you for sharing! A+ "

- MauraSpeckt

Top-ranked recipe named "Savory Garlicky Quinoa Tabbouleh"

4.8 avg, 5 review(s) 80% would make again

Ingredients

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1-1/4 cup Quinoa; rinsed
1/2 teaspoon Salt
3 tablespoons Fresh lemon juice
1 clove Garlic; Large, minced
1/4 cup Extra virgin olive oil
Fresh ground pepper
1 Cucumber; Large, cut into 1/4 inch pieces
10 ounces Cherry tomatoes; Halved
2/3 Cup Flat leaf parsley; Chopped
1/2 Cup Fresh mint; Chopped
3 Scallions; Thin sliced

Original recipe makes 6 Servings

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Preparation

Bring quinoa, salt, and water to boil over high heat

Cover and simmer over low heat for 10 minutes, until quinoa is tender

Remove from heat and let stand for 5 minutes

Fluff with fork

While quinoa is cooking, chop garlic fine, or crush.

Whisk together lemon juice and garlic.

Gradually add olive oil, continuing to whisk

Add a little salt and pepper

Set aside until the quinoa has a little time to cool

Add the dressing to the quinoa and mix well

Chop cucumber, tomatoes, herbs, and scallions

Toss together with quinoa

Serve immediately or after chilling in refrigerator

Notes

I've added more lemon juice and less oil than the recipe originally called for. Adjust according to your taste! I prefer using a garlic crusher to chopping the garlic. The garlic mixes better into the salad when it's a bit more pulverized.

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Our leftover tabbouleh. So good, and only 66 calories a serving! photo by rachelsavoian rachelsavoian

Tasty! photo by ElenaWV1 ElenaWV1

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So quick and easy to whip up for a mom on the go. I needed to bring something to a brunch and this was PERFECT! It was very popular too, several people asked me for the recipe! Spot on flavors with just the right zing to make it sing, thank you for sharing! A+
MauraSpeckt 5 months ago
can't handle all that chopping, used my magic bullet instead :D
thekitchenninja 11 month ago
So delicious, so healthy. Lots of chopping, but totally worth it. I bring it to work for lunch, keeping the dressing separate until time to eat :)
Sugarbows 11 month ago
I sprinkled some feta on top, yum! This was my first experience with quinoa and it won't be my last. Great recipe!
ElenaWV1 1 year ago
This is healthy and Delicious! Definitely destined to become part of our regular meal plan!
rachelsavoian 1 year ago
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