Quinoa Tabbouleh

  • JWiggy Posted: 01/22/09
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    oh. my. gosh. This recipe is SO delicious. I literally just finished making it and took a taste because it smelled so good. I don't have mint or parsley, so I omitted it and it's still delicious. I also left out the raisens because I didn't want the sweet contrast. Just cucumbers, tomatoes, chives and lemon juice. I chopped up and let to set in the measuring cup the mix while cooking the quinoa. I always salt water for boiling and drizzled a little olive oil on the finished product before mixing. Again, DELICIOUS!! Would never guess I switched to quinoa for a gluten free alternative because it's good enough for a first choice.

  • tt2011 Posted: 06/09/09
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    delicious! I didn't have the green onions but it was beautiful without it. flavors very nice and subtle. I also left out the raisins because I'm not a fan. Maybe I'll try some diced dried apricots next time.

  • JustUs3 Posted: 04/26/09
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    I'm unfamiliar with quinoa, but did not like the way it turned out following this recipe - I looked elewhere and found that just 1.5 c water to 1 c quinoa is necessary. I felt that 1.75 c water made the grain mushy. Overall, the dish has potential but it doesn't beat the chicken and couscous salad from this site - all I'd need to do is add white wine vinegar (instead of lemon?) and it'd prob be just as good. Loved the contrast of the sweet raisins!

  • LindsayD Posted: 03/06/09
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    Excellent, Excellent, Excellent. I would not change a thing about it. It is filling and tastes so good. On weight watchers, it is 3 points for a whole cup. Full of flavor and a crowd pleaser wherever I go.

  • pkssb01 Posted: 07/08/09
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    Everything was fine except the mint turned black when it was mixed together. I think this was because the quinoa was still warm when I did mix everything up. Next time, I would wait until the quinoa cooled. If you soak the quinoa in water for 5-15 min, then rinse through a fine strainer that will also help the quinoa cook better.

  • Greta09 Posted: 08/16/09
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    It's hard for me to believe that this recipe is rated as outstanding. The quinoa was far too mushy. The flavors were ok, but nothing amazing. I might possibly make it again, but will have to find another recipe on how to cook the quinoa so it is more fluffy.

  • yoohoopug Posted: 06/06/10
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    This went very well with the lemon bay shrimp kebabs. I prepared this dish and placed the kebabs over it for a great summer dinner outside!

  • arcticboolie Posted: 01/27/10
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    Loved this! My changes to it: I used both mint AND parsley. I omitted the regular opnions (but kept the green ones). I put in more tomoato and cucumber than called for. I also used the juice of a whole lemon, which is more than what is called for. I made it the night before a dinner party and chilled it. But my secret ingredient - I de-seeded a pomegranate the night before and stored the seeds in a separate bowl (covered). Before I served it I mixed in the pomegranate seeds and it was great! It added some nice sweet/tartness/crunch to the salad. I waited till the last minute to mix in the seeds so that they wouldn't stain the quinoa overnight and make the salad look pink.

  • ADobin Posted: 12/30/11
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    I've never made quinoa before. this recipe was awesome! I can't stop eating it! I didn't put in the raisins and used red onion instead of regular onion, but otherwise I followed it. Worked out great!

  • BMWmomma2 Posted: 02/06/12
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    A thumbs up!

  • zaddel Posted: 02/28/12
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    I'm so sick of reading reviews about a recipe when they don't follow recipe. What's the point? They'll give something 4 stars and then say "This was delicious! I omitted the parsley and mint, and I didn't put in the raisins, I omitted the regular onion, and used a whole lemon instead of 1 tablespoon." Isn't it a different recipe at that point? It would be nice to read reviews by those who followed the recipe. Isn't the whole point to rate the recipe?

  • steponme Posted: 03/21/13
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    This is the first time I cooked and tasted Quinoa; love it! This recipe was fresh and delicious. My couscous has been replaced by this more nutrient rich grain;)

  • Jaric14 Posted: 11/25/12
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    Did everything to the letter for this recipe. Tastes great! Perfect for a couple days of lunches this week. Lemon juice add that little zing. My suggestion would be to add dried cranberries rather than raisins.

  • HannaBanana Posted: 04/23/13
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    Delicious! I added juice of a whole lime and edamame. Even my husband loved it!

  • caroldoemel Posted: 11/03/12
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    I am so entertained by by the 'so sick' person, and we are very concerned about how sick you are :( I LOVE quinoa and make it almost just like this....but omit the raisins and white onion myself. Add some rice vinegar too. I have a rice cooker and cook it one part quinoa and 2 parts water. It's perfect that way.

  • Nahobassoon Posted: 06/14/13
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    Really delicious, though I omitted the raisins. It's great for summer!

  • MicheleM499 Posted: 03/08/13
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    I followed this recipe to the "T", and loved it. Of course you can add or take away anything you want, but that makes it your recipe, and not the one you're supposed to be rating here. Absolutely delicious! Thanks!

  • ILikeYummyFood Posted: 05/28/13
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    Delicious! I added some lemon zest for extra tang.

  • Susan75023 Posted: 05/27/13
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    I used this as our introduction to Quinoa and we loved it. We are making a real attempt to eat healthier and what a great way to start! Since originally trying this, I have varied the ingredients just for variety but still go back to the original. It has given me the courage to experiment. Very tasty.

  • JoeyDiv Posted: 01/17/13
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    I have a silly question: How long can you store this before it goes bad? (I ask becasue of the tomato's. I have found that when I cook tomato's in a recipe it can sometimes affect/limit storage life.) This was delicious!

  • Poulet Posted: 05/24/13
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    This dish is a good starting point, from which you can easily improvise. For instance, I don't like the uber sweetness of raisins either, so sun dried tomatoes were used. The results were very tasty. Also, I always use my rice cooker to prepare the quinoa. It gives a far superior (fluffy) texture.

  • MaryaBruno Posted: 06/01/13
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    This was my first time for preparing Quinoa. My family LOVED this dish. I definitely have learned to use fresh lemon juice instead of bottled lemon juice. It makes a difference.

  • HiloFoodie Posted: 07/23/13
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    I love this - I sub cilantro (a whole bunch chopped) for the mint/parsley and skip the raisins. I also just add the seeds in the tomatoes as I usually use cherry tomatoes for more flavor. I also used lime & lemon juice because that what I had. Delicious!

  • rosebud92107 Posted: 09/30/13
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    Yummy to the tummy dish! It's not my first time to prepare quinoa for my family, I love trying different recipes every time and this is another addition to our fave dish list. I use Village Harvest Golden Quinoa every time I'm doing a quinoa recipe or any whole grains or rice recipes. The quality of their product is really good, they're worth the mention here. :)

  • Hammergirl Posted: 04/02/14
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    Made it exactly as written and it was delicious!

  • quickmomrecipes Posted: 06/07/14
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    I have never had Quinoa and I thought this was quite tasty. I used sprouted quinoa and cooked exactly as recipe stated for cooking time. It turned out perfect and very fluffy. I did not have lemon so I used half a lime. I also substituted chives since I have them in my garden and did not have any green onion. Took another reviewers advice and used dried cranberries since I prefer them over raisins. It was even better after it was refrigerated a couple of days. So many different flavors. I different taste with every bite. I will definitely make again. Refreshing summer recipe.

  • daneanp Posted: 04/18/14
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    I really liked this, DH wasn't happy about the raisins. I topped it with a little crumbled feta. A very refreshing and easy side dish. We had it with grilled pork chops.

  • hipitrerehugr Posted: 06/04/14
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    I've made this twice now with a few tweaks and everybody who has tried it, loved it! Used mint, skipped the raisins, added lemon zest and used a whole cucumber (peeled) instead of just 1/4c. Ate it for lunch almost exclusively for a week and still looked forward to lunch that last day when I finally ran out!

  • ticlita Posted: 06/28/14
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    I love this. I try to have it in the fridge almost at all times so for lunch or a snack I can eat some with chips. It tastes very fresh . . . because the ingredients are!

  • jodioschmidt Posted: 06/15/14
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    Made this for our Father's Day BBQ and it was a huge hit. The only thing I did differently was to make the Quinoa in the rice cooker (which made it just perfect). The flavors were great together. I wasn't sure about the raisins but they give a nice sweet hit. We will definitely be making this again

  • mclulu5 Posted: 02/02/14
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    made as a healthy addition to superbowl fare... delicious!

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