Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

My first introduction to quinoa. A very good recipe that I make frequently. The serving size is estimated....

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Put the quinoa in a wire strainer and thoroughly rinse with hot water to remove any bitter flavor.
  2. In a medium saucepan, bring the water and quinoa to a boil over high heat.
  3. Reduce the heat to low, cover, and simmer until the quinoa is tender and the water is absorbed, 10 to 12 minutes.
  4. Let cool completely.
  5. Stir the tomatoes, onion, cucumber and parsley into the quinoa.
  6. In a small bowl, whisk together the lemon juice, oil, garlic and salt.
  7. Pour over the quinoa and toss well.
  8. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before serving.
Most Helpful

I made this without the cucumber, peppers and garlic as I wanted it to resemble authentic Lebanese tabouleh more closely. It turned out perfectly. Thanks for posting!

jencmd April 06, 2013

A lovely salad and a great use for my first ever attempt at cooking quinoa

JustJanS October 28, 2011

This was my first time using quinoa and I am very pleasantly surprised. This salad was delicious, it was gobbled up very quickly by everyone, even the people who said they didn't like quinoa. Thank you.

Katanashrp March 27, 2011