Quinoa Tabbouleh


Quinoa TabboulehIngredients

  • 1 ¾ cups water
  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa, rinsed
  • 1 medium tomato, coarsely chopped and seeded
  • ½ cup chopped fresh mint or parsley
  • ¼ cup raisins (optional)
  • 1 medium cucumber, chopped
  • ¼ cup fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp. chopped green onions (optional)
  • 1 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • ½ tsp. salt (optional)
  • ¼ tsp. freshly ground black pepper


  1. Bring water to boil in a medium saucepan; add rinsed quinoa. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 15 to 20 minutes or until water is absorbed. Remove from heat; fluff with a fork. 
  2. Stir in tomato and remaining ingredients. Cover; let stand 1 hour. 
  3. Serve at room temperature or chill for 1 hour.

Test Kitchen Tip:  If desired, toss in crumbled feta cheese before serving.  Serve with pita bread or pita chips.

This recipe can be part of a well balanced food plan. Any alterations made during preparation are at the discretion of the chef and are not included in the nutritional analysis provided, nor supported by the BestHealth team.