Thursday, August 18, 2011

Quinoa salad/ Tabouli

It's time to post my Tabouli recipe (because I have a final on Saturday and this is waaay more exciting than studying!)


1 package of quinoa
1-2 cups of parsley (rinsed and the stems cut off)
1/2 cup mint leaves (rinsed)
1 tomato
2 cloves of garlic
1/2 red bell pepper
half a large red onion
Apple cider vinegar
Olive oil
Salt to taste

Step 1: Cook quinoa according to directions on the package. Usually you would boil 2 cups of water then add the quinoa, reduce heat to low and cover for 15 min. Let stand covered for 5 min then fluff with a fork. When it is cool put in a salad bowl.

Step 2: put the parsley and the mint leaves in a food processor for about 20-30 seconds, don't overdo it. Combine with quinoa.

Step 3: slice the red pepper and red onion into medium sized pieces, put in the food processor for 5-10 seconds (so that the pieces are really small but not mushed)

Step 4: Add red pepper and onion to the salad bowl. Add about 1/2 cup of olive oil to moisten the mixture.

Step 5: cut up the tomato very small, add to the bowl.

Step 6: use a garlic squeezer to add the garlic to the mixture. Add vinegar and salt to taste. Mix well.

Enjoy!!! This is a very healthy meal, and the only way my baby eats her vegetables. I hope it turns out delicious!

Back to studying...