Feel Energized with Quinoa Tabbouleh

Are you looking for a protein pick-me-up to give you the energy boost needed to enjoy spring? Quinoa is a tiny seed and whole grain that is light and easy to prepare. It is high in protein and tastes great in many recipes! This salad makes a great snack or lunch and dinner option. And it is easy to store in a container or send it off to school with the kids!

  • 1 cup quinoa rinsed
  • 1 large cup chickpeas
  • 1/2 cup red onion chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint chopped
  • 1 bunch spinach finely chopped into shreds
  • 1 cucumber seeded and chopped into small pieces
  • 1 cup carrots, shredded (or you can use cherry tomatoes, sliced in halves or quarters)
  • 1 large garlic cloves
  • 1 teaspoon dry basil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon raw honey
  • 2 teaspoons tahini or dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • pepper to taste
  • Rinse quinoa and strain through a fine mesh. Add rinsed quinoa to a pot and dry toast for a few minutes. Add 2 cups of water with a pinch of sea salt and bring to a boil.
  • Simmer quinoa for 15 minutes until all the water has absorbed.
  • Turn off heat. Let it sit for a minute or two. Remove quinoa and spread out on a plate to cool.
  • Place quinoa into a bowl and combine with chickpeas, onions, tomatoes, cucumbers, spinach parsley and mint.
  • Mix dressing and toss into the quinoa mixture, and gently stir from the bottom up.
This recipe was sourced from marniwasserman.com.