In place of bulgar wheat, this tabouli utilizes protein-rich quinoa as a base. This is a fresh side for a Chicken Wrap, or with any dinner. Or, you can throw chicken or shrimp in and make it a main dish. Delicious.
Prep time: 10 minutes
Total time: 20 minutes
Yield: 4-6 servings as a side
1 c. quinoa
2 c. water
3/4 c. seeded cucumber, finely diced
3/4 c. cilantro, finely chopped
1/2 c. tomatoes, seed and chopped optional (omit for nightshade allergy)
1/2 c. Italian parsley, finely chopped
1/2 c. mint, finely chopped
1/2 c. scallion, finely chopped
1/4 c. olive oil
juice of 1/2 lemon
3/4 tsp. salt
- Place quinoa and water into a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce to simmer and cook, covered, 10-15 minutes until water is absorbed. Dump quinoa into bowl and let cool 10 minutes.
- Add all remaining ingredients and mix thoroughly. Keeps beautifully for a few days.