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Quinoa and Parsley Tabbouleh

High protein quinoa substitutes for traditional bulgur wheat in this flavorful quinoa and parsley tabbouleh. Tabbouli, tabouli, whichever the spelling, here is a fabulous and easy summer salad.

Quinoa and Parsley Tabbouleh

Tabbouli salad, which is sometimes served warm, is from the Middle East. The usual mix-ins include chopped tomatoes, onions, parsley, mint and lemon juice. This quinoa variation of wheat tabbouli includes arugula and carrots–because they came in our CSA farm share box this week.

Quinoa is considered a complete protein because it contains all 8 essential amino acids. It’s also higher in unsaturated fats and lower in carbohydrates than most grains. Although I used regular quinoa this time, red and tri-color quinoa will add even more color to this salad.

Quinoa and Parsley Tabbouleh salad holds up for hours, so it’s a good choice for potluck dinner.

 chopped parsley for Quinoa and Parsley Tabbouleh

well-chopped parsley

Remember to rinse the quinoa well as this will get rid of the saponin it contains.  Saponin is a natural pesticide quinoa produces so birds won’t eat it. It doesn’t harm humans; it just makes the quinoa bitter if not rinsed well. Update: I learned recently that quinoa sold commercially has already been rinsed.

Wishing you a fabulous week–get in the kitchen and cook something delicious!

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1 comment

  • […] Who wants to turn on the oven in this weather? We’ve been having big main course salads for dinner most every night. At our friends’ housewarming party 3 evenings ago, there were 4 different quinoa salads on the potluck buffet–I sampled a decent spoonful of each the other night and each was delicious in its own way. Quinoa salads are definitely in fashion and I am on the bandwagon–as in my Quinoa and Lentil Salad or my Quinoa Tabbouleh. […] Reply · 1 July, 2013

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