Quinoa tabbouleh

Quinoa tabbouleh

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 10 mins Plus standing

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

A superhealthy and substantial salad, quinoa makes a nutritious alternative to pasta and rice

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Vegetarian
  • Healthy
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
310
protein
9g
carbs
30g
fat
18g
saturates
2g
fibre
1g
sugar
5g
salt
0.02g
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Ingredients

  • 200g quinoa
  • juice 1-2 lemons
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • small bunch mint, chopped
  • small bunch flat-leaf parsley, chopped
  • bunch spring onions, sliced
  • ½ cucumber, deseeded and diced
  • handful walnuts, chopped

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Method

  1. Rinse the quinoa well and place in a pan with about double the volume of water. Bring to the boil, cover, reduce the heat and gently simmer for 10 mins or until the grain unwraps itself. Turn off the heat and leave to cool slightly, then drain any remaining water.
  2. Season the quinoa, stir in the lemon juice and oil and leave to cool fully. Stir in the other ingredients, then serve.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, October 2010

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ClaireMG's picture
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I added some sunflower seeds, and reduced the amount of oil and added a drizzle of balsamic. Also chopped up a quarter of a red pepper and added. Tasted lovely. I love recipes like this that you can alter and change according to what you already have in the cupboards at home.

penrob's picture

Decided to vary it and add courgette and shallots, with toasted pine nuts instead of walnuts.

highwaycrossingfrog's picture
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Delish. Very fresh-tasting, perfect for summer lunches. I was not too fond of the taste of the oil in the background, next time I will leave it out. I also left out the walnuts as I don't like nuts, I imagine that the extra crunch would add a nice dimension to the dish.

SallyLukemire's picture

Simple and delicious. For a more fluffy result for the quinoa, simply simmer for 10 mins then stand for 10 mins. Good easy-cook quinoa method here www.lovequinoarecipes.com.

freya_marks's picture
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Nice combination. I find with quinoa though it goes a bit goey- any one got any suggestions how to get it more light and fluffy for salads??

SallyLukemire's picture

For a more fluffy result for the quinoa, simply simmer for 10 mins then stand for 10 mins. Good easy-cook quinoa method here www.lovequinoarecipes.com.

juliemcg's picture
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I cooked the quinoa in chicken stock to make it tastier and added some cooked chicken. My daughter loved it in school for lunch. Used pine nuts instead of walnuts.

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