Quinoa Tabbouleh

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This quinoa tabbouleh recipe is for those of you who want a high protein healthy meal with delicious flavors! It’s ready in no time and it’s so much better than bulgur wheat tabbouleh! 

I am a HUGE parsley fan, so this recipe is just perfect for me. I always add lots and lots of parsley in any savory meal and I love to eat it just by itself as well.

Since going gluten-free I couldn’t enjoy one of my favorite salads – tabbouleh – anymore because it is usually made with bulgur wheat. That until I got the idea to use quinoa instead!

What a brilliant idea I must say! I discovered that quinoa is so much better than bulgur wheat in tabbouleh! Not only it is 100 times healthier, but it also tastes better!


So, I made my own version of tabbouleh – quinoa tabbouleh! All the other ingredients are pretty much the same. I tweaked the quantities a little bit and added a generous drizzle of tahini on top which made it heavenly!

As usual, Ottolenghi was my inspiration for this Middle Eastern recipe. I also looked into how you can make the perfect tabbouleh and I believe I made an even better version of it!

So, here it is! Enjoy! 🙂


Quinoa Tabbouleh
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This quinoa tabbouleh recipe is for those of you who want a high protein healthy meal with delicious flavors! It's ready in no time and it's so much better than bulgur wheat tabbouleh!
Recipe type: Salads
Cuisine: Middle Eastern
Serves: 6
  • ⅓ cup quinoa, cooked
  • 5 ripe tomatoes, chopped
  • 5 spring onions, chopped
  • 2 lemons, juice only
  • 1½ tsp ground allspice
  • 200g flat-leaf parsley (about 4 large bunches), chopped
  • 50g mint, chopped
  • 5 Tbsps olive oil
  • salt, to taste
  • tahini, to taste
  1. Cook quinoa until tender (15-20 minutes), then drain it very well.
  2. Chop parsley, tomatoes, mint, scallions and mix with lemon juice, oil, and spices.
  3. Mix everything together and drizzle with tahini on top.
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