Quinoa Tabbouleh Recipe
Quinoa Tabbouleh Recipe photo by Taste of Home
Next Recipe

Quinoa Tabbouleh Recipe

Read Reviews
5 6 6
Publisher Photo
When my mom and sister developed several food allergies, we had to modify many recipes. I substituted quinoa for couscous in this tabouleh. Now we make it all the time! —Jennifer Klann, Corbett, Oregon
Featured In: 20 Quinoa Recipes
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. + chilling
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. + chilling
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup quinoa, rinsed
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 small cucumber, peeled and chopped
  • 1 small sweet red pepper, chopped
  • 1/3 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 159 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 255mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 4g fiber), 6g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1 fat.


  1. In a large saucepan, bring water to a boil. Add quinoa. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 12-15 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Remove from the heat; fluff with a fork. Transfer to a bowl; cool completely.
  2. Add the beans, cucumber, red pepper and parsley. In a small bowl, whisk the remaining ingredients; drizzle over salad and toss to coat. Refrigerate until chilled. Yield: 8 servings.
Editor's Note: Look for quinoa in the cereal, rice or organic food aisle.
Originally published as Quinoa Tabbouleh in Healthy Cooking August/September 2012, p42

Reviews for Quinoa Tabbouleh

5 Star
4 Star
3 Star
2 Star
1 Star
Please Log In or Join to add a rating and review.
Click stars to rate
Any changes to your rating or review will appear where you originally posted your review
Loading Image
Sort By :
Jenisl User ID: 6929561 252787
Reviewed Aug. 16, 2016

"Very good! Definitely will make it again!"

toolbarsco User ID: 6725667 243901
Reviewed Feb. 16, 2016

"very easy and good--I agree with adding additional fresh squeezed lemon juice"

celestie4 User ID: 5199189 109795
Reviewed May. 25, 2013

"If it doesn't have quite enough zip, add more lemon juice (I used fresh squeezed). GREAT!"

ahmom User ID: 3426126 191037
Reviewed Oct. 25, 2012

"very good"

Pinstripes User ID: 3468767 109794
Reviewed Aug. 21, 2012

"Love it!"

Mrs_T User ID: 941931 193468
Reviewed Jul. 24, 2012

"I just tried this recipe for the first time and took it to a potluck at church. People raved over it and several asked for the recipe. I had to leave out the parsley as I had forgotten to buy any (and I'm sure it would have been far better with the parsley included), but it didn't seem to make a difference to people. A very refreshing and healthy salad that I am likely to make again and again!"

Loading Image