Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Extraordinary Quinoa Tabbouleh

My husband is not a Tabbouleh salad lover, but I made this dish last night to accompany our tofu tacos, and he had a few servings! I guess he liked it! Frankly, after enduring almost 100 degree temperatures here since Saturday (with the help of central air, baby pools, and cheap kids' sprinklers) I was wanting a "hot weather" dish. This cured that craving:

Extraordinary Quinoa ("Keen-wa") Tabbouleh
(from The Garden of Vegan-modified by me somewhat)

1 cup quinoa
2 cups water
1 cup seedless cucumber, chopped
3 stalks green onion, chopped
2 medium carrots, shredded
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup lemon juice
2 T. Braggs liquid aminos

In a medium saucepan, stir together the quinoa and water. Bring to a boil, cover and reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer for 15 minutes or until cooked. Fluff with a fork and set aside to cool. In a large bowl, combine cucumber, green onions, carrots, garlic, oil, lemon juice, Braggs, and quinoa. Mix well and cool in refrigerator. Serve chilled.


Elise said...

Yes, this sounds like something that only Eliana and I would enjoy... but that won't stop me! It looks delicious- thanks for sharing!

tonia said...

yum! thank you! i just bought 5 pounds of quinoa, so i'm up for all kinds of good recipes. :)

P.S. He loves you... said...

Ok so you have mentioned Sabbath on one post and tofu in on another and I believe I read in here some where you don't eat pork or beef?

Are you by chance a Adventist in your faith because I am and it sounds all to familar,
just curious?

Andrea said...

No, we are not Seventh Day Adventist...
For the record, we are Bible believin' evangelical Christians. :) (in case anyone else was curious!)
But is *is* interesting you picked up on all that and made a connection!

The Arnold Family said...

Something about salad on a hot summer day! Hits the spot.

Susan L said...

Oh, this sounds great! Thanks for the recipe. I love quinoa.


Beck said...

This recipe sounds so yummy that I've made it for supper tonight!

Jennifer, Snapshot said...

I know--so hot! It was nicer today, but it's still a bit muggy

Okay, it's just like Beck to just whip up some tabbouleh salad after reading a recipe. said...

Oh, yum! I make a similar tabbouleh, only I add lots of finely chopped parsley for some more "green" power. You're right... it's the perfect dish on a hot day!