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June 11, 2015

by Alyssa Rimmer

Quinoa Tabbouleh Salad

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This healthy quinoa tabbouleh salad is light, refreshing and flavorful. It's quick and easy and takes only a few simple ingredients to make.

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If I could use one word to describe this quinoa tabbouleh salad that would be it. It’s the most glorious summer salad ever.

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Unlike traditional tabbouleh which uses bulgur or couscous, I swapped out the glutenous grains for quinoa. And it’s perfect. Not only does the quinoa add a bit more protein to the salad, but since quinoa is so fluffy, it makes the whole salad feel light and airy.

But don’t let that fool you: it’s still filling, packed with nutrients and every bit as delicious.

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Okay, so here’s the deal with this salad: it only uses 7 ingredients and can be made in less than 10 minutes if you have the quinoa already cooked. It combines fluffy white quinoa with juicy tomatoes and crunchy cucumbers, which are then mixed with a bunch of parsley and a touch of fresh mint. Then the whole thing gets drizzled with a simple lemon vinaigrette.

Easy. Peasy. And oh so tasty.

To show you just how easy, check out this video I made! I just recently started using Snapchat (add me! alyssarimmer) and am sharing some of my creations on there – so today I pulled all those clips and turned them into a little recipe video!

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(note about the video: I cut the recipe in half since I was making it for myself)

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If you’ve been needing a new recipe for lunch or a healthy dish to bring to your next cookout or even a salad to take on a picnic with you, this quinoa tabbouleh is it. It’s so flavorful and refreshing, I just know you’re going to love it!


xo Alyssa


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Quinoa Tabbouleh Salad

Filling, packed with nutrients and utterly delicious.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 172kcal
Author Alyssa Rimmer
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  • 2 cups cooked quinoa
  • 1 cup chopped tomatoes
  • 1 cup chopped cucumbers
  • 1 cup chopped parsley
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • Salt + Pepper to taste chili salt if you can find it*


  • Add quinoa, tomatoes, cucumbers and fresh herbs into a large bowl.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together oil, lemon, salt and pepper. Pour dressing over salad ingredients and toss to combine.
  • Serve immediately or add in your favorite proteins (chickpeas, chicken, steak, shrimp, etc. would all be delicious).
  • Enjoy!


If you can't find the spicy salt, feel free to add a pinch or too of crushed red pepper if you want some heat.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 172kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 175mg | Potassium: 414mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1465IU | Vitamin C: 30.3mg | Calcium: 66mg | Iron: 3.1mg

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Hey there, I’m Alyssa Rimmer, a certified Holistic Nutritionist, yoga-lover, dog mom, and founder of Simply Quinoa. It’s nice to meet you! I created SQ as a way to provide solutions for women just like me, who were struggling to find helpful information about how to live a healthy and fulfilled life. My hope is that you will find inspiration here on SQ – in my story, in my recipes, in the hundreds of wellness articles, and in our amazing community. Welcome!

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  1. YUM! I just made this. The only change was that I used 1 tbs of mint instead of two. I like mint in very small doses. It is delicious! I made tabbouleh one time before with bulgar and wasn’t a big fan of the taste of bulgar. This is my new favorite light lunch/dinner! 🙂

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  3. I love Mediterranean food- tabbouleh and hummus are at the top my my list for favorites! I love how you incorporate quinoa in place of the bulgur- even better!

    • Yes, you certainly can! I made a big batch and kept it for 3 days, and honestly…the flavor just got better 🙂 I’ll make a note in the recipe! xo


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