Garlic Quinoa Tabbouleh

Dishplay_it with Myriam
by Dishplay_it with Myriam
6 servings
35 min

Who is down to try this new spin on the traditional tabbouleh recipe? I promise it's as tangy and delicious.

The traditional tabbouleh recipe is made with couscous, parsley, onion, tomatoes and lemon juice.

I decided to give it an interesting twist and swap the couscous fro garlic quinoa. It is a game changer. You should totally give it try!

Simple ingredientes;

  • garlic quinoa
  • tomatoes
  • parsley
  • white onions
  • lemon juice
  • olive oil
  • salt + pepper

It is great as salad, as a dip, or simply just by itself.

My favorite way to serve it with lemon caper baked salmon, a splash of flavors in every bite. This is is great dinner idea for anytime of the year, specially in the summer. It is very satisfying, healthy and tasty meal.

Here are the ingredients to make this tangy dish:

  • Garlic quinoa
  • white onions
  • parsley
  • tomatoes
  • lemon
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • salt +pepper

Nice and fluffy garlic quinoa.

The "NEW Superfood Tabbuoleh"

One of my favorite pairing s for this quinoa tabbouleh is lemon baked salmon, a wholesome meal.

Recipe details
  • 6  servings
  • Prep time: 10 Minutes Cook time: 25 Minutes Total time: 35 min
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Garlic quinoa
  • 1 cup of uncooked quinoa rinsed
  • 1 3/4 of water
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1/2 tsp of seasonings
  • 1 cup of cooked quinoa
  • 1/2 cup of chopped parsley.
  • 1/4 cup of chopped white onion
  • 1/2 cup of diced tomatoes
  • 2 TBSP of lemon juice
  • 1 TBSP of extra virgin olive oil

Combine the quinoa and water in a medium pot. Bring it to boil, cover, reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes.
Remove from the heat and let it sit, covered for 10 ore minutes.
Fluff with a fork.
Once the quinoa is cooked, let it cool down before mixing with the other ingredients.
4.In a large bowl, mix the quinoa, parsley, onions, tomatoes, olive oil, lemon juice and season with salt + pepper to taste.
  • This will be perfect as a dip with pita chips.
  • Also, great as a side salad and the perfect pairing for lemon capers baked salmon.
  • Enjoy!
  • Eva Ely Eva Ely on Jun 04, 2022

    What seasonings would you suggest that give the best flavor?

    • Dishplay_it with Myriam Dishplay_it with Myriam on Jun 06, 2022


      Thanks for stopping by.

      My go to seasonings are salt, pepper, dry órgano and garlic powder. For this recipe I used the blend seasonings by Borsari, that has a mix of salt, pepper, lemon and dry herbs.

      but you can just add garlic and dry spices to elevate the flavors.

      Hope this was helpful.

  • Anne Byler Anne Byler on Mar 13, 2023

    This recipe doesn't make sense. First you are supposed to cook 1 cup of quinoa with garlic. Then you are supposed to combine 1 c. of cooked quinoa with other things. What do you do with what's left from the garlic quinoa after you've taken out 1 c.? (It swells when it cooks.)