April 13, 2024

Quinoa Tabbouleh Salad


Fresh + Flavorful Quinoa Tabbouleh Salad

A refreshing and nutritious salad to satisfy your taste buds! This Quinoa Tabbouleh Salad is bursting with fresh flavors and wholesome ingredients. It is perfect as a side dish or a light meal on its own.

quinoa tabbouleh salad

Packed with protein-rich quinoa, crisp cucumbers, juicy tomatoes, and fragrant herbs, it’s a dish you will have on repeat!

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Quinoa Tabbouleh Salad

Natasha Pehrson Print Recipe
Enjoy this Quinoa Tabbouleh Salad as a flavorful addition to your menu!
Yield 2
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


  • 1/2 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1/2 cup cucumber chopped
  • 1/2 cup tomatoes chopped
  • 1/4 cup parsley chopped
  • 2 tablespoons chopped red onion
  • Olive oil spray or 1/2 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • Pink Himalayan salt to taste
  • 2 tablespoons Kalamata olives
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh mint leaves


Quinoa Preparation:

  • Rinse 1/2 cup of quinoa under cold water to remove bitterness.
  • Cook rinsed quinoa in a saucepan with 1 cup of water and a pinch of salt. Bring to a boil, then simmer for 15 minutes until tender and water is absorbed.
  • Fluff cooked quinoa with a fork and let it cool.

Vegetable and Herb Prep:

  • While quinoa cooks, chop 1/2 cup cucumber, 1/2 cup tomatoes, 1/4 cup parsley, and 2 tablespoons red onion into small pieces.
  • Finely chop 1 teaspoon of fresh mint leaves.

Salad Assembly:

  • In a bowl, combine cooled quinoa with chopped vegetables and herbs.
  • Drizzle with olive oil or olive oil spray.
  • Add lemon juice and season with pink Himalayan salt.
  • Gently toss to combine.

Garnish and Serve:

  • Sprinkle sliced Kalamata olives over the salad.
  • Finish with chopped fresh mint leaves.
  • Give a final toss before serving immediately.

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