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Quinoa Tabouli Salad with Sprouts Recipe

Tabouli salad is one of my favorite snacks and/or side dish.

It is fresh, lemony, crisp, and I swear you can actually feel it making you healthier.

With heart healthy fats, fiber and countless phytonutrients to boost your eyes and immune system, this stuff is simply amazing…and delicious.

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Tabouli Salad Recipe with Quinoa & Sprouts

Quinoa is an outstanding little grain. If you’ve never tried it, you must!

It tastes similar to rice and has a fluffier texture. But, it is a great source of complete protein (meaning it has all 9 essential amino acids–a rare find in plants,) has a ton of fiber, and is a good source of iron and calcium.

Rainbow Quinoa is amazing. So delicious and nutritious

If you don’t know how much I love fresh sprouts by now… I mean, it’s kind of an obsession.

I love watching them grow on my countertop all year round.

That fresh green smell keeps me going through the winter months.

But they’re also an excellent source of nutrients.

Heart #healthy #macro #friendly tabouli salad with quinoa and sprouts recipe

Combining all these powerful nutrient dense ingredients creates a scrumptious treat that packs quite a medicinal punch.


  • 1 3/4 cup cooked rainbow quinoa (approx. 2/3 cup dry with 1 1/3 cup water)
  • 2.5 cups chopped fresh parsley (about one large bunch)
  • 1 cup diced, seeded, and peeled cucumber
  • 1/2 cup diced red onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped green scallions
  • 1 cup fresh alfalfa sprouts
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Cook quinoa according to package instructions.
  2. Prepare remaining ingredients
  3. In a small bowl, combine lemon juice and olive oil
  4. Combine everything in a large mixing bowl in order listed pouring oil mixture evenly
  5. Stir and serve
  6. Refrigerate any leftovers in a covered container
Peeled, seeded and diced cucumber for tabouli salad recipe


  • Serve as a side to grilled tilapia with lemon or lemon pepper chicken
  • Pack in small to go containers for an on the go, quick pick-me-up snack
  • Do not overcook quinoa or it will stick to the pan
  • Most quinoa sold in the US is pre rinsed. The seeds are coated with saponin, a bitter substance that protects the seeds from predators. So, if you’d like to rinse again just to be sure the seeds are clean, simply rinse with cool water using a fine sieve.
  • One cup dry quinoa yields 3 cups cooked

Let us know what you think about this recipe by commenting below! 🙂

Sandy Weinstein

Monday 1st of June 2015

this salad looks so good, i love this, when i go to salad bars, i see something similar and always get it. so good for you and fills you up.

Sarah L

Sunday 31st of May 2015

Finally warming up and I'm ready to try this salad.

Richard Hicks

Sunday 31st of May 2015

This is something new to me and might give it a try

Tiffany Dover

Saturday 30th of May 2015

This looks great!! I've never tried it before but am looking forward to it!

Julie Wood

Friday 29th of May 2015

This recipe is such a healthy side dish and one that I want to make as a side dish for my Summer barbecues. Quinona is very healthy and a complete protein that needs to be added to the diet. Thanks for the recipe.