> hey what's for dinner mom?: Just Another Meatless Monday #71 Gluten Free Tabbouleh

7.31.2011

Just Another Meatless Monday #71 Gluten Free Tabbouleh

Hey What's For Dinner





This is my recipe for a gluten free Tabbouleh. Usually made with bulgur this one made with quinoa is protein packed and just as flavorful as bulgur wheat. I was looking for a way to use some of the 10 pounds of quinoa I purchased from Azure standard in our last bulk food order when I came across a tabbouleh recipe in a Martha Stewart cook book. That recipe was so-so but it sparked my imagination and I came up with this recipe instead.

Gluten Free Tabbouleh--grain needs time to cool

4 cups water plus more for rinsing quinoa
2 cups quinoa
1/2 market bunch of parsley-a good handful
1 green onion
1 cucumber
3 large tomatoes-best you can afford
small handful of fresh mint leaves
3 TBSP olive oil
3 TBSP plain yogurt
1 TBSP lemon juice
salt and pepper to taste

bring the 4 cups of water to a boil in 2 quart dutch oven or sauce pan
then wash quinoa, you must wash quinoa before cooking with to remove bitter saponins (present to keep birds from eating it) this is easy enough to do, place quinoa in a bowl cover it with water and gently rub the quinoa between your hands for 1-2 minutes then rinse with cool water and drain off as much water as possible, set aside
when your cooking water is boiling pour in the rinsed quinoa and return to a boil
reduce heat and simmer 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally
when finished cooking cool completely
when cooled, clean and finely chop all veggies
fluff the quinoa and stir in the veggies
in a small jar with a lid shake the oil, yogurt and lemon juice until blended
pour over the quinoa and veggies
stir to incorporate
cover and refrigerate to allow flavors to blend
taste and add salt and pepper to taste


Delicious and packed full of good grainy protein, the way a cool refreshing summer salad should be. My kids absolutely ate it up, of course they love quinoa, so it stands to reason they would love this. I'm slowly chipping away at the ten pounds of quinoa I bought. If you're interested (and local) in ordering in bulk and saving a lot of money on natural and health foods let me know and we'll get you signed up. Our next order will be due soon.






Peace and Love--


3 comments :

  1. Hi Laura,
    I love Tabbouleh and your recipe looks awesome. Thanks for hosting and have a great week!
    Miz Helen

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  2. Thanks for hosting. There are some really great foods linked up.

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  3. quinoa with veggies sounds extremely healthy, loved the tabbouleh

    linked spaghetti with tofu balls here

    first time here and glad that I have found u..such a nice space u have here.

    thanx for hosting

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