Recipe: Quinoa Tabbouleh Salad

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 1 cup quinoa, rinsed and cooked to package directions
 ½ tsp salt
 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
 ½ cup extra virgin olive oil
 ¼ tsp garlic powder
 1 large English hothouse cucumber or 2 Persian cucumbers, cut into 1/4 inch pieces
 1 orange, yellow or red bell pepper, cut into 1/4 inch pieces
 ½ chopped red onion
 1 pt cherry tomatoes, quartered
 6 oz crumbled feta cheese
 1 (15 ounce can) chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  cup chopped Italian parsley
 ½ cup chopped fresh mint
 salt and pepper to taste



Cook quinoa to package directions with the 1/2 tsp salt. Transfer cooked quinoa to a large bowl, fluff with a fork and let cool to room temperature.


Dressing: Whisk lemon juice and garlic powder in a small bowl. Gradually whisk in olive oil.


Toss the cooled quinoa with the dressing veggies, chickpeas, feta, mint and parsley. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve at room temperature or chilled.

Recipe: Quinoa Tabbouleh Salad

~ Marla Meridith

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