If there is one salad I can have every single day, it’s this Tabbouleh Quinoa Salad. It’s the perfect picnic summer salad to take along on your adventures. Make it in bulk and keep in the fridge to fill up the veggie bowls with. You can easily make it vegan by swapping out the feta for any dairy free cheese.
How to Make a Quinoa Tabbouleh Salad
Tabbouleh basically consists of freshly chopped tomatoes, herbs, onion, a good glug of olive oil and lemon juice. It is usually chopped fine and mixed with bulgur to create a stunning addition to a traditional mezze platter.
I wanted to create a protein packed version so I used quinoa. Pass me a bowl please!
What Ingredients do you need for a Tabbouleh Salad
If you have a couple of these staple vegetables in your veggie drawer, you would realise just how easy it is to make this Middle Eastern Vegetarian dish called Tabbouleh.
I decided to make my Tabbouleh with quinoa, as I had a sad looking packet in the pantry and believe it or not – I have never actually used quinoa in a salad before. These Three Grain Rice Paper Rolls with Miso and Peanut Butter Dipping Sauce is one for the books though- and a perfect wholesome treat for summer. I also added some other fresh ingredients like chopped spinach, celery, onion sprouts and creamy feta cheese.
If you are not familiar with quinoa, I urge you to at least try it once and then keep stock of it in the pantry. Seen as a grain with loads of nutritional benefits, you can easily whip up a veggie salad of note with your own addition of your favorite fresh ingredients. This Quinoa Tabbouleh is definitely a HUGE win for me!
More Summer Salads to Enjoy:
Warm Butternut, Chickpea and Spinach Salad
|Prep Time||10 min|
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- 2 cups cooked quinoa
- 4 medium tomatoes finely chopped
- 1 cup spinach finely chopped
- 2 stalks celery finely chopped
- 1/2 cup fresh mint chopped fine
- 1/2 cup fresh parsley chopped fine
- 1 red onion finely chopped
- 1 cup onion sprouts
- 1 cup creamy feta cheese
- salt and black pepper to season
- limes to serve
- Cook quinoa as per packet instructions and set aside.
- Chop all the veggies except the sprouts and feta cheese.
- Mix the quinoa with the veggies, top with onion sprouts and feta crumble. Serve immediately.