Quinoa Tabbouleh Salad ~ Vegan & Gluten free
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Quinoa Tabbouleh Salad ~ Vegan & Gluten free

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This Quinoa Tabbouleh salad is a Vegan protein packed recipe. Also this recipe is gluten free and grain free. I keep this salad near to the basic recipe. This nutritious and delicious Tabbouleh salad is easy to make but yes this recipe required some serious chopping. Just telling you upfront 😉 

I also added a Video below for this Recipe from my YouTube Channel. You can search my YouTube channel for more recipes & don’t forget to subscribe. 🙂

 

Quinoa Tabbouleh Salad ~ Vegan & Gluten free

When I first try this Tabbouleh salad at home and know all the ingredients goes in it, I wanted to avoid bulgur. Bulgur is whole wheat grain that is cracked, partially cooked & then dried. Even though Bulgur has lot of fiber & many vitamins, they have gluten too. So make this Salad Gluten free and Grain free I choose Quinoa. Also Quinoa is a great source of plant based protein.

Quinoa Tabbouleh Salad ~ Vegan & Gluten free

Some Quick fact about Quinoa:

  1. Quinoa is seed not grain. Yep you heard right, it’s a seed even though we cook it as a grain substitute.
  2. Quinoa is originated at Peru and Bolivia.
  3. Quinoa is one of the oldest grain (seed) . There is some research that shows human consume quinoa for at least 4000 years.
  4. Quinoa has all 9 essential amino acids that our body cannot produce and that’s why quinoa called a complete protein.
  5. There are more than 100 types of quinoa.
  6. It pronounce keen-oa 😉

Quinoa Tabbouleh Salad ~ Vegan & Gluten free

How to prepare Tomato:

For this tabbouleh salad recipe we need to prepare our tomatoes. First take out all the seed parts & then chopped in tiny pieces. Now sprinkle some salt and put aside to release its moisture. ( In the mean time you should chopped rest of the ingredients).  After 7-10 minutes put those tomatoes on a strainer and firmly press with a spoon to release all the liquids from it. (see details on my video below)

How to Cook Quinoa:

Rinse ½ Cup Quinoa. If your brand says it is pre-washed & ready to cook then you can skip this part. In a medium saucepan bring 1 cups of water to boil. Add Quinoa. Return to boil, reduce heat to simmer. Now cover it with a lid and cooked until all water absorbed. Remove from heat and let it sit for 5 minutes with the lid on. Fluff with fork & it is ready.

Enjoy The Video of Making This Quinoa Tabbouleh Salad

Quinoa Tabbouleh Salad ~ Vegan & Gluten free

This Quinoa Tabbouleh salad is a Vegan protein packed recipe. Also this recipe is gluten free and grain free. This nutritious and delicious Tabbouleh salad is easy to make but yes this recipe required some serious chopping. Just telling you upfront 😉 

Course Salad
Cuisine Mediterranean
Keyword quinoa recipe, tabbouleh salad, Vegan protein, vegan recipe
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2
Author A.A

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 Cup Curly Parsley (chopped)
  • 1 Cup Tomatoes (chopped)
  • 1/2 Cup Quinoa
  • 1/4 Cup Fresh Mint leaves (chopped)
  • 1/4 Cup Green Onion (chopped)
  • 2 Tbsp Olive oil
  • 2-3 Tbsp Fresh Lemon Juice
  • Black Pepper to your taste
  • Salt to your taste

Instructions

How to Cook Quinoa:

  1. Rinse ½ Cup Quinoa. If your brand says it pre washed & ready to cook then you can skip this part. In a medium saucepan bring 1 cups of water to boil. Add Quinoa. Return to boil, reduce heat to simmer. Now cover it with a lid and cooked until all water absorbed. Remove from heat and let it sit for 5 minutes with the lid on. Fluff with fork & it is ready.

Prepare Tomato

  1. First take out all the seed parts & then chopped in tiny pieces. Now sprinkle some salt and put aside to release its moisture. ( In the mean time you should chopped rest of the ingredients). After 7-10 minutes put those tomatoes on a strainer and firmly press with a spoon to release all the liquids from it. (see details on my video)

  2. Chopped rest of the ingredients

  3. Mix in a bowl. Keep it in refrigerator until you serve.   

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