The Best Refreshing & Simple Quinoa Tabbouleh Salad
Tabbouleh is a very fresh Lebanese salad, ideal for the hot months. The original version is made with bulgur wheat, although I prefer to use quinoa because of its excellent nutritional properties and gluten-free.
Many people use couscous; it can be found in any supermarket and is cheaper than bulgur and quinoa. Still, it is made with refined wheat flour, so the idea is to buy the whole couscous; it is also delicious and more nutritious. Another option may be to use brown rice.
Quinoa is very easy to prepare; you have to boil it in water for about 15 minutes or until it is consumed. To make this recipe, I used a quinoa cup for two people and 2 cups of water (you can see the equivalents in grams in the recipe).
If you want to give the quinoa more flavour, you can add herbs, soy or tamari sauce, lemon juice, salt or whatever comes to mind in the cooking water.
This salad is straightforward; in addition to the quinoa, it has tomato, chives, mint, parsley and lemon juice as a dressing, nothing more.
The ideal is to eat the freshly made Tabbouleh, but it holds up very well if you want to put it in an airtight glass container if you eat out. If you can, take the lemon and oil aside and add them when you will eat them.
Eating healthy is so easy that there are no excuses for not doing it. Taking care of yourself is crucial because we only have one body, and we have to treat it well. Also, we will feel better, and we will be much healthier.
This Quinoa Tabbouleh is ready in about 20 minutes; it is an ideal recipe for those who have to eat out because it keeps very well and it is a very nutritious dish.