Savory Garlicky Quinoa Tabbouleh

Savory Garlicky Quinoa Tabbouleh

6 reviews, 4.8 star(s). 83% would make again

Ready in 40 minutes; part of Vegan collection

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


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



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


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!


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Love quinoa tabbouleh & this recipe was a perfect replica if other favorites I've tried in the past! Easy to prepare! I used the tricolor quinoa for am extra rich taste & a different look
DrLife75 2y ago

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 2y ago

can't handle all that chopping, used my magic bullet instead :D
thekitchenninja 2y 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 2y 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 3y ago

This is healthy and Delicious! Definitely destined to become part of our regular meal plan!
rachelsavoian 3y ago

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