Tomato, Basil, Cucumber, Quinoa Tabbouleh
Recipe type: Side Dish / Salad
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Serves: 6 to 8
Tomato, Basil, Cucumber, Quinoa Tabbouleh is a delicious chilled salad made with fresh ingredients and quinoa and tossed with a lemony vinaigrette for that fresh taste! Quinoa Tabbouleh Salad is a perfect dish to serve all summer long!
  • 2 + ½ cups water
  • 1 + ¼ cups quinoa, pre-washed
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • ¼ cup fresh lemon juice, about 2 lemons
  • 20 cherry tomatoes (about ½ pint)- diced
  • 1 English cucumber - diced
  • 3 garlic cloves - minced
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped fresh mint
  • ¾ cup finely chopped fresh basil
  • ½ cup finely chopped fresh Italian (flat leaf) parsley
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Cook the quinoa with water in a 1.5 quarts saucepan. Bring to boil, cover and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove and set aside for additional 10 minutes, while covered. Stir with a fork to fluff.
  2. Transfer quinoa to a large serving bowl.
  3. In a small measuring cup, stir the olive oil and lemon juice together.
  4. Pour over the quinoa. Add all the rest of the ingredients, and mix until well combined. Taste and add salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Set aside and allow the salad to cool. Then, cover bowl with clear wrap and refrigerate for about 1 to 2 hours before serving. Toss again just before serving. Serve chilled.
  6. Serves: 6 to 8
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