Sunday, April 11, 2010

Quinoa Tabouli- For Mom

My mom just came for a visit and while she was here she asked, "How did you get into all this health food?  Where did you learn it from?"  I told her that she was the one who used to make tabouli all the time. In honor of that, I made her quinoa tabouli with some extra veggies and she loved it.  She asked me to post the recipe so that she could make it at home.

Quinoa Tabouli
Pictured with crispy braising green and lightly fried tofu

2 cups cooked quinoa according to package instructions (some is prewashed, unwashed, etc)
1 zucchini chopped finely
1 red bell pepper chopped finely
2 Tbsp fresh flat leaf parsley chopped finely
2 Tbsp fresh mint chopped finely
2 green onions thinly sliced
2 Tbsp sun dried tomatoes chopped finely
Juice from 1 large lemon
2-3 Tbsp olive oil
salt and pepper to taste

avocado cut into cubes
toasted pine nuts

Combine the ingredients in a bowl (preferably with a lid) and refrigerate for 2 hours- a day.  Top with avocado and pine nuts when you serve it.

This is just a simple recipe, and you can add other veggies or leave out some.  Fresh tomato, kalamata olives, cucumber and scallions can all be good in this.

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