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Quinoa Tabbouleh
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 30 mins

Quinoa Tabbouleh

Course: Salads
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: Quinoa Tabbouleh
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 151 kcal
Author: Alyssa Brantley
For The Quinoa:
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • pinch crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 cups water
For The Salad:
  • 2 medium cucumbers seeded and cubed
  • 1 pound grape tomatoes halved
  • 8 scallions white removed, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup mint leaves chopped
  • 2 cups flat leaf parsley leaves chopped
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 to 2 lemons juiced (depending on size)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
To Prepare:
  1. Halve cucumbers and use a spoon to scoop out the seeds. Cut into strips and proceed to cut into a small dice.
  2. I usually halve the grape tomatoes but if they are on the larger side, cut them in thirds.
  3. Trim ends of scallions and thinly slice.
  4. Remove parsley and mint leaves from stems. Measure 1 cup mint leaves and 2 cups of parsley leaves and chop. I chop them together to save time.
  5. Finally, rinse quinoa and measure spices for quinoa and spices for salad.
To Cook:
  1. Heat a saucepan over medium high heat. Add 2 teaspoons olive oil. When hot, add quinoa, 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin and a pinch crushed red pepper flakes. Toast for 2 minutes.
  2. Add water and bring to a boil. Cover, lower light to medium and cook for 15 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat and let sit for 10 minutes. Fluff with a fork.
  4. In a large glass bowl, combine quinoa with vegetables, herbs, spices, lemon juice and olive oil. Toss to combine, cover and refrigerate.
  5. The longer this sits the better it is so if you can make it a day ahead of when you plan on serving it or at least a couple of hours. Excellent with hummus and pita bread or over lettuce. Enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Quinoa Tabbouleh
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 151 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Sodium 530mg23%
Potassium 504mg14%
Carbohydrates 20g7%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 2160IU43%
Vitamin C 34.2mg41%
Calcium 71mg7%
Iron 2.8mg16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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