Quinoa Tabbouleh

Quinoa Tabbouleh

The classic Middle Eastern salad gets a nutritional upgrade in this Quinoa Tabbouleh recipe! Quinoa is often regarded as a super grain due to its overall nutrient richness. Unlike other grains, quinoa is considered a complete protein source and is packed with manganese, copper, and fiber. Perfectly seasoned, this nourishing dish makes an excellent side or vegetarian main course.

Quinoa Tabbouleh Recipe

Serves 4-6


  • 1 cup quinoa, rinsed well
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt plus more
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 large English hothouse cucumber or 2 Persian cucumbers, cut into 1/4-inch pieces
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 2/3 cup chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh mint
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced


  1. Bring quinoa, 1/2 tsp. salt, and 1 1/4 cups water to a boil in a medium saucepan over high heat.
  2. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until quinoa is tender, about 10 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat and let stand, covered, for 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork.
  4. Meanwhile, whisk lemon juice and garlic in a small bowl.
  5. Gradually whisk in olive oil. Season dressing to taste with salt and pepper.
  6. Add cucumber, tomatoes, herbs, and scallions to bowl with quinoa; toss to coat.
  7. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  8. Drizzle remaining dressing over.

Quinoa Tabbouleh

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