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Quinoa Tabbouleh

Quinoa works just as well as the traditional bulgur, and it takes less time to cook. We prefer curly parsley here, but flat-leaf parsley or a mix of other herbs would also be delicious.

Sunset APRIL 2011

  • Yield: Serves 4 (serving size: 3/4 cup)
  • Total: 30 Minutes


  • 1/2 cup quinoa
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 bunch curly parsley, chopped
  • 1 small tomato, chopped
  • 1 cup chopped English cucumber
  • 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese


1. Cook quinoa according to package directions. Transfer to a bowl to cool slightly.

2. Mix remaining ingredients in a large serving bowl. Add quinoa and stir gently to combine. Serve with grilled lamb or beef kebabs, if you like.

Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 177
  • Calories from fat: 51%
  • Protein: 5g
  • Fat: 10g
  • Saturated fat: 2.6g
  • Carbohydrate: 17g
  • Fiber: 2.3g
  • Sodium: 352mg
  • Cholesterol: 8.3mg

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