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Quinoa Tabbouleh

Quinoa is one of those ‘super foods’ everyone is always talking about. Fights all bad things, prevents even more bad things but what I like most about it is that it is a complete protien that comes from a plant source. Great for building muscles and growing kids, but veggie friendly! Since the invention of Meatless Mondays, my family has tried going meatless three to four times per week. This of course has be being more conscious of where our protein for the day is coming from, and quinoa is a wonderful option.

Here is a recipe I made for the family the other day that comes from I have always enjoyed tabbouleh, but now even more so because it is so healthy! While it wasn’t the most favourite thing on the plate for my step daughter, she ate it which I feel is a half victory.

Quinoa Tabbouleh
2 cups water
1 cup quinoa
1 pinch salt
1/4 cup olive oil
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 cup lemon juice
3 tomatoes, diced
1 cucumber, diced
2 bunches green onions, diced
2 carrots, grated
1 cup fresh parsley, chopped

In a saucepan bring water to a boil. Add quinoa and a pinch of salt. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 15 minutes. Allow to cool to room temperature; fluff with a fork.

Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine olive oil, sea salt, lemon juice, tomatoes, cucumber, green onions, carrots and parsley. Stir in cooled quinoa.

Jodi Lariviere is a blogger and food writer with a real passion for healthy, local ingredients and she also writes two of her own blogs: Simply Fresh – and the new Vegging for Two.


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