A refreshing and satisfying summer salad. This is a great way to make ?a high protein, ?high fiber meal out of a traditional cracked wheat (bulgar) version of this Middle Eastern dish.

Ingredients:

  • 1 Cup quinoa
  • 2 Cup water
  • 1/3 Cup olive oil
  • 1/2 Cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 Tablespoon (Metric) cilantro and mint (each chopped)
  • 1 Cup parsley (chopped)
  • 1/2 Cup green onions (chopped)
  • 2 ripe tomatoes (diced)
  • 1/2 cucumber (diced)
  • 1 Can chick peas (optional)

Instructions:

  • Rinse quinoa by placing in a pot (about 2 QT) , ?and fill with water, then pouring through a fine mesh colander drain off water and rinse.
  • Add 2 cups of water to this pot of quinoa, add a little salt, ?cover and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer. Cook for 10 to 15 minutes or until all water has been absorbed.
  • While the quinoa is cooking, finely chop the tomatoes, cucumber, parsley, and scallions. Add lemon juice, olive oil and fresh herbs and chickpeas to the vegetable mix.
  • Stir in cooked quinoa and add sea salt and pepper to taste. Mix well.
  • For best flavours, it is best to let tabouli sit in the refrigerator for a day to blend and marinate, but not necessary.
  • Tabouli is traditionally served at room temperature so remove from fridge 30 to 60 minutes before serving

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