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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Heart healthy tabouli salad with quinoa and sprouts recipe #yum #macrofriendly #healthy

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.

Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 cup cooked rainbow quinoaย (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

Instructions

  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

Tips

  • 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! ๐Ÿ™‚

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24 Comments

  1. This look delicious. I’ve never had Tabouli before, but I love quinoa, so I’ll be giving this a try. It looks delicious.

  2. I’ve just recently started cooking with quinoa, and I love it. I’ll have to try this tabouli. I’ve never even heard of it before.

  3. I can’t wait to give this a try. I’ve never had quinoa OR tabouli. It looks really tasty, though.

  4. I still haven’t jumped on the quinoa bandwagon. Never tried it. I have a thing about trying things I can’t pronounce…

  5. This looks delicious and sounds so filling to eat for a lunch. I have tried Quinoa and loved it.

  6. I love sprouts too. This salad looks so good ๐Ÿ™‚ I adore your graphics. Super eye catching and easy to read. I recently watched Forks over knives and am moving toward a plant based diet so this will be perfect. Thank you for sharing.

  7. Hi, I saw your beautiful and healthful dish over at “Worthwhile Wed.” Linky. This looks delish. I followed you on Pinterest, IG and Twitter. Nice to meet you! ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. I have had quinoa before but I have never had Tabouli. This looks delicious, I will definitely have to give it a try. Thank you for sharing this recipe.

  9. Quinoa is actually my favorite to cook with, i try to put it into everything, i love it mostly in rice dishes, but this looks like a great summer salad.

  10. Hi, what a beautiful salad, perfectly refreshing for Summertime! I’ve had both quinoa and tabouli, they both taste great! I am trying to eat healthier. Can’t wait to try this! Would love for you to share this at #OhMyHeartsieGirlWW ! I pin, tweet and share! Have a fabulous week!
    Christine@CherishingASweetLife

  11. This looks so yummy and it’s definitely healthy! I like quinoa, too, so I’m printing to try out this week. Thanks for sharing your recipe at Inspire Me Monday!

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. Thank you. Your tabouli is the best. It is one if my sides with grilled chicken breast.

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