A classic middle-eastern salad with a twist, this quinoa tabbouleh is packed full of fresh herbs, zingy lemon juice, fresh veggies and protein-rich quinoa. Suitable for those following a gluten free and/or vegan diet.
I adore tabbouleh.
It's packed full of so much flavour - when it's made well.
The combination of delicious fresh veggies, herbs, chewy bulgur wheat (or in this case quinoa) and a zingy lemon juice dressing really makes it pop.
It's perfect for:
- a healthy meal at home
- BBQ side dish
- part of a vegan mezze
- in a lunch box
- side salad
What is tabbouleh?
Tabbouleh is a middle-eastern salad. It is usually made with bulgur wheat and contains tomatoes, onions and fresh herbs. I like to add cucumber to my tabbouleh - I think it works perfectly.
The ingredients are mixed together with a simple olive oil and lemon juice dressing with incredible results.
Tabbouleh is one of the most delicious salads in existence and if you haven't tried it before I hope you do today.
Why quinoa tabbouleh?
I have chosen to make my tabbouleh with quinoa instead of bulgur wheat.
This makes it gluten free and also adds some protein, making it a great choice for vegans.
Quinoa works perfectly in place of bulgur wheat and complements the flavours beautifully.
Is this quinoa tabbouleh vegan?
Yes - tabbouleh is naturally vegan as the main ingredients are plant based.
What to serve with tabbouleh
It's the perfect accompaniment for a vegan mezze meal. Other vegan recipes that would go well with this tabbouleh salad include:
Pick three or four recipes from this list and you will have a delicious vegan mezze that everyone will enjoy. Some of these recipes feature on my other blog, Sneaky Veg.
What ingredients do you need to make quinoa tabbouleh?
For full ingredients list, quantities and method please see the recipe card below.
- 100g quinoa
- 2 large tomatoes
- 1 cucumber
- 3 spring onions
- 50g mint
- 50g flat leaf parsley
- olive oil
- lemon juice
Do you need any special equipment to make this vegan tabbouleh recipe?
You will need the following equipment:
- pan to cook the quinoa in
- chopping board
- lemon squeezer
- mixing bowl.
That's it - doesn't get much easier than that!
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How to make vegan quinoa tabbouleh
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Fresh and zingy vegan quinoa tabbouleh
- 100 g quinoa
- 2 large tomatoes chopped
- 1 cucumber chopped
- 3 spring onions sliced
- 50 g mint finely chopped
- 50 g parsley finely chopped
For the dressing
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 lemon juiced
- pinch salt
- Cook the quinoa according to the packet instructions. Drain and set aside. Allow to cool.
- In a large mixing bowl place 2 large chopped tomatoes, 1 chopped cucumber, 3 chopped spring onions and 50g mint and parsley - both finely chopped. Stir well.
- Add 3 tablespoon olive oil and the juice of one lemon.
- Mix well and season to taste with salt and pepper.
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