Quinoa Tabbouleh

August 13, 2018  

1 c. quinoa
½ tsp. salt
1 ¼ c. water

Bring the quinoa, the salt and the water to boil in a saucepan. Once it boils, reduce the heat, and simmer until tender, about 15 minutes (cook until the water is absorbed.) Cool it!

1 large cucumber cut into ¼“ pieces
1 pint cherry tomatoes, cut in half (or use several large tomatoes and just chop)
1 c. parsley, chopped
1/3 c. fresh mint, chopped
3 or 4 green onions, sliced or about ½ c. chopped onion 

Mix together all the vegetables in a bowl, and pour on the dressing.

¼ c. fresh lemon juice
¼ c. olive oil
1 clove garlic, minced
Salt and pepper to taste 

Mix together these dressing ingredients and pour over the vegetables. When the quinoa is cool stir it into the vegetables. Mix well.

There are many optional ingredients that you can add, such as feta cheese, or beans to make this salad healthier!