As promised, here’s the delicious Quinoa Tabouleh that I made for dinner on Sunday night, whilst continuing my reign as “Katie Homemaker.” This recipe turned out AMAZING. I added a few little twerks that I made in italics. Make it your own! Have fun with it! And enjoy, because oh man, this stuff is enjoyable. Added bonus: it is SUPER healthy, loaded with great natural ingredients and even Zack-the-carnivore loved it as an entree! That’s saying something there. It tastes even better the next day (and the day after that…) once the spices get some time to marinate.
2 cups water
1 cup quinoa
1 pinch salt
1/4 cup olive oil
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 cup lemon juice
3 tomatoes, diced (we used heirloom tomatoes, and they were divine, coming from a person who doesn’t even like tomatoes)
1 cucumber, diced
2 carrots, grated
1 cup fresh parsley, chopped (we used about 1/2 Cup of cilantro instead)
2 Tablespoons garlic
1.In a saucepan bring water to a boil. Add quinoa and a pinch of salt. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 15 minutes. Allow to cool to room temperature (I threw it in the fridge for a little while to make this process quicker!); fluff with a fork.
2.Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine olive oil, sea salt, lemon juice, garlic, tomatoes, cucumber, carrots and parsley. Stir in cooled quinoa.
Bon appetit! :)
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