Here is a new spin on a classic. This Quinoa Tabbouleh is made with quinoa, cilantro, and jalapeño.
Being gluten free can be a challenge sometimes. Fortunately, there are many substitutions that work seamlessly in recipes.
Traditional tabbouleh has bulgar. To make it gluten free quinoa is a great substitute.
To change things up even more, I switched out the parsley for cilantro and added a small amount of jalapeño for a little kick. If you want a more traditional tabbouleh or have little ones, you can leave it out.Here is a new spin on a classic. This Quinoa Tabbouleh is made with quinoa, cilantro, and jalapeño. Click To Tweet
Other Vegan Salads
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- Sriracha Coleslaw
- Vegan Macaroni Salad
- Sweet Potato Salad with Agave Mustard Dressing
How to Make This Recipe
Rinse and drain quinoa. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer and cook about 10-15 minutes, or until water is absorbed. Add salt.
Chop tomatoes, cucumber, cilantro, mint, and jalapeño. Combine in a bowl.
Add quinoa, lemon juice, olive oil, and more salt if needed. Mix well.
This tabbouleh is perfect for a potluck.
This recipe was originally published on June 12, 2015. I've added new photos and more text.
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You May Need:
- ½ cup dry quinoa (1 ½ cups cooked)
- 1 cup water
- ¼ cup chopped mint
- ¼ cup chopped cilantro
- 1 cup chopped cucumber
- 1 cup chopped grape, cherry or plum tomatoes
- 2 teaspoons finely chopped jalapeño
- ¼ cup lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- Rinse and drain quinoa. This step is very important. Quinoa has a natural bitter coating of saponins. You will notice the suds quinoa creates when rinsing.
- Place water and quinoa in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer, cover and cook until all the water is absorbed, about 10-15 minutes. Add salt.
- Put chopped mint, cilantro, cucumber, tomatoes, and jalapeño in a bowl.
- Add lemon juice, olive oil, salt, and quinoa. Mix well. Let flavors combine for at least an hour before serving.
*Note: Nutrition information should be considered an estimate only. Different nutrition calculators give you different results.