Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Quinoa Tabbouleh

Quinoa (keen-wah) is a superfood that is an easy addition to many meals. Packed with protein and low in calories, it is most like a grain with a creamy yet crunchy texture, and a slightly nutty flavor. Very filling and quite versatile it is a complete protein, and because it is a very good source of manganese as well as a good source of magnesium, iron, copper and phosphorus,  it is said this "grain" may be especially valuable for persons with migraine headaches, diabetes and atherosclerosis.


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.

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