April 7, 2011

Quinoa Tabbouleh


 Yet another attempt by me to use the quinoa....this time in a very refreshing and nutrititive all time favorite in our household -Salads...Many of us must be knowing about the Mediterranean dish called the "tabbouleh" made of bulgur wheat, finely chopped mint and parsely, tomato and spring onion and seasoned with lemon juice and olive oil.  I have made this tabbouleh before using couscous and since this quinoa resembled more like couscous, I decided to toss this with a few ingredients on hand and also use some romaine lettuce which is always in stock in my refrigerator.....

1/2 cup of cooked quinoa
1/4 cup of cooked black eyed peas
 half of a big tomato chopped
1 small carrot grated
2 big leaves of a romaine lettuce trimmed and torn into pieces
1/4 cup of toasted peanuts
2 tsp olive oil
1 tsp lemon juice
salt to taste
pepper to taste

Whisk the last four ingredients together in a small bowl.  Throw  the rest of the ingredients in a big bowl. Toss them together with the dressing and it is ready to be served.  The above quantity gives only one serving.

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