Say hello to this deliciously amazing Quinoa Tabbouleh Salad – my kind of pure food that’s hearty, filling, vibrant AND gorgeous!!
I just love a big salad like this that can feed you as a meal or makes a great side dish for your dinner or bbq. This gorgeous loaded healthy summer salad just happens to be naturally gluten-free, vegan, all-natural and low-glycemic (which I just discussed in my last post “What is the Glycemic Index and why it’s life changing!” – be sure to read about this life-changing ‘diet’ alteration) ;)
Quinoa Tabbouleh Salad
A delicious, protein-rich, all-natural, gluten-free, vegan and low-glycemic Quinoa Tabbouleh Summer Salad recipe.
- 1 cup quinoa (previously cooked and cooled)
- 1 large English cucumber, chopped
- 1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
- 1/2 a red pepper, chopped
- 1/2 cup chopped flat-leaf parsley
- 1/2 cup chopped fresh mint
- 2 scallions (green onions), thinly sliced
- 1 can of chickpeas, rinsed and drained
- 2 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 garlic clove, minced (optional)
- 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
- Freshly ground black pepper
How to make a quinoa tabbouleh salad:
- Cook the quinoa as per instructions. Then strain and let cool.
- Meanwhile as the quinoa is cooking… prep all the veggies and herbs: cucumber, tomatoes, red pepper, parsley, mint, scallions, and place in a large bowl.
- Mix in the chickpeas and lemon juice, oil, garlic, salt and pepper.
- Add in quinoa when it’s ready and slightly cooled and toss to incorporate all the ingredients well.
This salad is great as a meal or a side dish for lunch or dinner, picnics or bbq dinners. A stunning summer potluck salad to bring to your friend’s place :)
Keeps well for up to 3 days. Store in the fridge in a sealed container.
This type of summer salad rocks for picnics and potlucks and basically anywhere you want delicious food served. This is one of my favourite ‘salad-as-a-meal’ recipes too – it’s got everything to make you feel full including great plant protein, healthy fats and veggies AND detoxing + blood purifying fresh herbs! :) Enjoy!!
Ella Leché is a cookbook author (‘Cut the Sugar‘), recipe developer, and photographer/stylist behind Pure Ella; where she shares delicious and healthy recipes. Eating PURE is clean ingredients, whole foods, plant-based nourishment and delicious desserts – with quality ingredients and sweeteners so they’re treats with benefits so you won’t have to feel deprived or restricted to eat healthier.
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