Amazing Quinoa Tabouli
Tabouli is a wonderful, “out-of-this-world” salad. I especially like it on hot summer days. There is something about it that just tastes so refreshing. It also delivers quite a nutritional punch. I sometimes serve it with pita bread, sometimes as a side dish, but most frequently just by itself. Enjoy!
1/2 cup quinoa
1 cup water
1 1/2 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley, chopped
1/2 cup mint, chopped
2 fresh tomatoes, petite cut
1 garlic clove, minced
1 green onion, thinly sliced
3 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
salt to taste
In a skillet, toast rinsed quinoa on medium heat until golden in color
Pour into a saucepan, add water, bring to a boil
Reduce heat to low, and let simmer for 10-15 min.
Set aside to cool.
Combine all the fresh ingredients in a bowl, add oil and lemon juice
Add cooled quinoa, and gently combine
Salt to taste