Quinoa Tabbouleh (GF)

22 Mar
Quinoa Tabbouleh

Quinoa Tabbouleh

So we do the paleo thing which is gluten-free and no other grains. But I’ve been finding lately that my energy fades about an hour into my yoga practice and after hot yoga, I would sleep for like 4 hours straight. I think the issue is that, despite my best efforts, I’m just not getting enough carbs and I really need them especially when I’m exerting a lot of energy. Increased protein & berries & nuts & bananas just don’t tide me over. So I’m going to try adding some quinoa back into my diet & see how that helps things. I also invented some chewy insane chocolately Clif-like-bars, which I’ll share soon 🙂

Back to quinoa. The first thing I knew I wanted to make was tabbouleh. So here is my creation, which turned out really rad.

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 c quinoa
  • 3 c water
  • 1/4 c lemon juice
  • 3/4 c olive oil
  • 1/2 t sea salt
  • 1/4 t pepper
  • 1 bunch fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • 1 cucumber, finely diced
  • 5 peppadew peppers, finely diced
  • 1/2 bell pepper, finely diced

Directions:

Add water & quinoa into a cold pot.
Heat to a boil, then reduce heat. Simmer for 12 minutes.
Prep veggies.
Whisk together oil, lemon juice, salt & pepper.
Pour the delicious dressing over the veggies & toss.
Remove quinoa to a container and let it cool down in the fridge.
Add the veggies to the quinoa & toss well.
Get your nom on.

Peace out!

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3 Responses to “Quinoa Tabbouleh (GF)”

  1. Lin March 25, 2013 at 7:39 pm #

    Sounds like a great dish, will definitely add it to my list of veg. recipes. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

    • katiemwallen March 26, 2013 at 3:14 pm #

      Thanks Lin! If you make it, let me know how it turned out for you! Have a great day 🙂

      • Lin March 26, 2013 at 3:26 pm #

        I will, thanks! 😀

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