Thursday, July 18, 2013

On My Hearth: Quinoa Tabbouleh Salad

Yesterday was another long day stuck at the house but I have nothing to complain about; poor Chip went to work at 7 am and didn't return home until nearly 9 pm! At that point of course it was too late to pick the car up from the shop, hopefully today will be better.

Quinoa Tabbouleh Salad Ingredients photo 20130717_122551_zps125997d3.jpg

When lunchtime rolled around, I scavenged the refrigerator and pantry for something fresh & different to prepare for myself. I came up with a little container of quinoa & a few vegetables. Hmm...taking a glance at my overgrown herb garden, I came up with an idea: Tabbouleh. After searching the 'net, I combined several different recipes to create my own healthy, low-fat version. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

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Quinoa Tabbouleh Salad


  • 3/4 cup quinoa
  • 1-1/2 cups water
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 cup chopped tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/2 cup chopped cucumber (peeled, if desired)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons squeezed lemon or lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • pinch ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt (or to taste)
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh mint
  • 2 medium scallions, chopped


  1. Rinse quinoa well. Bring water to boil in a small saucepan. Add pinch of salt and quinoa, reduce heat to low and cook until water is absorbed, about 12 minutes.
  2. Cover and let quinoa sit for about 5 minutes while you prepare the rest of the ingredients.
  3. When quinoa has reached room temperature, add remainder of ingredients, combine in a large salad bowl.
  4. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to allow flavors to blend. Serve and enjoy! 
Quinoa Tabbouleh Salad, plated photo 20130717_131347_zps9ed9e63b.jpg

Makes approximately 6 1/2 cup servings

Nutrition Info
  • Calories: 133.2
  • Fat: 9.8g
  • Carbohydrates: 9.8g
  • Protein: 2.3g

Have a wonderful day!




  1. Thanks for the recipe Michele. I am also a lover of quinoa and this one I will try. This is nice to have every day during this heat wave.

    I hope you get your car back!!