Quinoa taboulé and crunchy vegetables

Hello greedy friends

I propose today a taboo with quinoa and vegetables

Perfect for a grilling accompaniment or a picnic but also as a salad for an appetizer

The origin of the taboo

The taboo is native to Lebanon. Originally, the taboo was a salad prepared mainly with parsley, bulgur and seasoned. His preparation there is quite an art

It is now being turned away into several versions. With quinoa, couscous semolina too. For my part I chose to decline it with quinoa this time. And how do you decline it?

What exactly is quinoa?

Unlike rice and wheat, quinoa is not a grass. It is a "pseudo-cereal" like buckwheat. Quinoa is the fruit of a plant from the same family as spinach and beets

For gluten intolerants, rejoice, quinoa is devoid of it.

For a vegetarian diet, quinoa is to put in your diet. Because it has a great richness in protein, much more than other cereals. In addition, iron, zinc and vitamin B2 are found in quinoa. 

Preparation 25 minutes

Cooking time: 10 minutes

Serves 4

  • 200g quinoa
  • 40g candied tomatoes or cherry tomatoes
  • 1 red pepper
  • 2 small red onions
  • 1 zucchini
  • Turmeric powder
  • 60 pitted black olives
  • 1 small bunch of mint or coriander
  • 2 yellow or green lemons
  • Olive oil
  • Salt, pepper



Step 1

Rinse the quinoa, put it in 1 and a half times its volume of salt water (300 g water)

Step 2

Bring to a boil, then turn down the heat, cook for 10 minutes, remove from heat and let it swell for 5 minutes

Step 3

Finely wash and chop mint or coriander

Step 4

Peel and slice the red onions

Step 5

Wash and squeeze the first lemon by watering the quinoa and mixing. Wash cherry tomatoes and cut into 2 or candied tomatoes into strips

Step 6

Wash zucchini and red pepper and dice. Mix quinoa with turmeric, mint and red onion

Step 7

Arrange the salad nicely in a dish and gently mix the elements

Step 8

Make the dressing with the juice of the last lemon and olive oil.

Season with pepper salt and whisk, pour over dressing. Serve as a starter or as a grill accompaniment


If you want to know more about the benefits of quinoa, don't hesitate to find out on this site

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