I love Tabbouleh. I typically make it with Bulghur Wheat. Although occasionally I have made it with Couscous. I had plenty of fresh Parsley in my Patio Garden. And Quinoa is my favorite grain and this time around I decided to use Quinoa instead. It is the perfect workday meal stand-alone or with some hummus and pita bread!
1/2 cup Quinoa cooked as per directions
1/4 cucumber chopped fine
1 tomato chopped fine
1/4 red onion chopped fine
1 cup parsley chopped fine
Lemon Juice as desired
Salt and Fresh Ground Pepper to taste
Optional: Flat bread or Pita Pockets and Hummus
Toss lightly the first 6 ingredients. Stuff pita pocket with hummus and Tabbouleh salad and enjoy!
Makes about 2 servings.
Unfortunately, there are few places to eat in the vicinity of my office. I am always looking for quick, and easy to make lunches.
Here is another recipe from my Quick Lunch Series you might enjoy!
1/4 cup whole wheat couscous
1/2 bunch parsley
1/8 cucumber chopped
1-2 tbsp chopped red onion
10-12 grape tomatoes sliced
a few pickled jalapeno peppers
a few capers (optional)
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp lemon juice
a dash of curry powder
salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
Cook couscous according to instructions.
Toss everything and refrigerate for a few hours. Enjoy for lunch on a hot summer day!
Enjoy standalone, or with fresh whole wheat pita, falafel and hummus!