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I wanted something light and fresh for lunch this last week and I’ve been on a Quinoa kick so VIOLA! this is what I came up with- Quinoa Tabbouleh! Enjoy!

-Quinoa Tabbouleh Style-

2 c. cooked Quinoa
1 cucumber- peeled, seeded and diced
4 scallions, chopped
1/2 c. parsley leaves
1/4 c. chopped mint
1/2 c. Cerignola olives, chopped (I get these at Tony Caputo’s, you could use your favorite olive)
2 lemons, both juiced and 1 zested
2 T. olive oil
1/2- 3/4 c. chopped dehydrated tomatoes or sun dried tomatoes
salt and pepper

1. In a large bowl combine quinoa, cucumber, scallions, parsley, mint, olives and tomatoes. Toss lightly to combine.
2. In a separate bowl combine lemon juice and zest with olive oil and salt and pepper.
3. Pour the lemon and olive oil mixture over the quinoa and toss together lightly to combine. Taste for salt and pepper, add more if needed.
4. Refrigerate for a few hours to let flavors combine.