By: Alison Marras
July 26, 2016
(updated October 22, 2020)
BBQs? Picnics? Meal prep in a hot and humid apartment? Yep, that’s my summer too! I decided I would need a go-to that I could easily make in bulk without turning on the oven of course… and that would keep well. NAY. Get even better the longer it sits! That would make for any great potluck dish and double as a great meal prep dish too, so you can just grab it and go as you need. Enter: Quinoa Tabbouleh!!
I’ve always loved the aroma of tabbouleh, strangely enough… considering I don’t normally enjoy a dish largely comprised of raw tomatoes and parsley, but something about the mint and cucumbers with the citrus and extra virgin olive oil turns it all into so much more! Know what I mean? Normally this is made with bulgar or I’ve also seen couscous, but I don’t eat either, so I wanted to try out quinoa and LOVE IT. Quinoa is a great substitution here and great all-around. Check out my pocket reference with a non-recipe recipe & nutritional benefits here.
This literally takes maybe 20-30 minutes to put together (watch those fingers when you’re a dicing machine!!) – and you have an awesome, abundant dish everyone will scarf down. And like I said, storing it in the fridge is easy for the week and it somehow gets better and better sitting in that marinade. So it’s great to make a head the night before serving also. Serve chilled or at room temperature and enjoy!! Stay cool out there. XO
serves 6 or more
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