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Friday, June 11, 2010

Quinoa Tabbouleh

Tabbouleh is a salad made with fresh veggies, olive oil and spices, it can be eaten in pita bread, scooped onto pita bread, or eaten traditionally with a fork. Tabbouleh can be made with a variety of veggies according to taste. You can add carrots, cucumbers, red or green onions. You can also add romaine lettuce for a fuller salad.Traditionally a mountain dish from the Eastern Mediterranean, and one of the Lebanese main dishes, it has become one of the most popular Middle Eastern salads.Its primary ingredients are finely chopped parsley, bulgur, mint, tomato, spring onion, and other herbs with lemon juice, olive oil and various seasonings, generally including black pepper and sometimes cinnamon and allspice.My version of tabbouleh goes for quinoa with tomato chunks, mint leaves, spring onions served along with finely chopped fresh parsley leaves,lemon juice and olive oil...When served chilled, this salad goes awesome with grilled meats or simply with toasted bread for hot sunny days..

We get hooked to some of our foodie bloggers eventhough we doesnt know them personally, i always admire some of my fellow bloggers for their patience, cooking style and photography.. One among those foodies was Rosie of Baking Cakes Galore who bakes and cooks many beautiful dishes also a co author of Sweet & Simple Bakes who suddenly passed away coz of heart attack in the month of May, still i cant believe that she went far away from us, she was such a beautiful person and its kinda hard for me to write about her..Ivy of Kopiaste..to Greek Hospitality want to bring the awareness about heart problems and wat caused them in memory of Rosie..

What is Coronary Artery Disease??
Coronary artery disease (CAD), also called coronary heart disease, is a condition in which plaque (plak) builds up inside the coronary arteries. These arteries supply your heart muscle with oxygen-rich blood.
Plaque is made up of fat, cholesterol, calcium, and other substances found in the blood. When plaque builds up in the arteries, the condition is called atherosclerosis.

What Causes a Heart Attack?
Most heart attacks occur as a result of coronary artery disease (CAD). CAD is the buildup over time of a material called plaque on the inner walls of the coronary arteries. Eventually, a section of plaque can break open, causing a blood clot to form at the site. A heart attack occurs if the clot becomes large enough to cut off most or all of the blood flow through the artery.

So friends eat well and healthy, also change your way of cooking using less fatty ingredients...

QUinoa tabuleh

1cup Quinoa
2cups Water
3nos Tomatoes (ripen & cubed)
1/4cup Parsley leaves (chopped finely)
1/4cup Red onion (chopped finely)
1/4cup Mint leaves (chopped finely)
1tbsp Olive oil
2tsp Lemon juice
Salt
Pepper powder

Cook the quinoa with 2cups of water until the water get absorbed..keep aside and let them cool...meanwhile take the cubed tomatoes, chopped parsley leaves, onions, mint leaves in a bowl and add the cooled and already cooked quinoa, mix everything together..In a mixing bowl, mix together the olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper powder, add this seasoning as per need to the quinoa tabbouleh..mix everything thoroughly and arrange them in fridge for an hour..

Serve chilled ..

41 comments:

Angie's Recipes said... Reply To This Comment

A simple, healthy and yummy dish.

Jiboombaa said... Reply To This Comment

Healthy Salad....love the presentation and color of the salad.

Ivy said... Reply To This Comment

Tabbouleh is one of my favourite salads and make it very often. I usually make the tranditional one with bulgur but your versions sounds great as well. Sorry I didn't visit earlier but there was no link to your comment to follow and thank you so much for participating and honouring Rosie.

Aparna said... Reply To This Comment

Its really sad to hear abt rosie, let her soul rest in peace..Amen,

Priya nice recipe..:)

Nandini said... Reply To This Comment

Wow! This quinoa dish is surely healthy!

Hamaree Rasoi said... Reply To This Comment

Sad to hear about Roise...

Nice recipe

Hamaree Rasoi

Asha said... Reply To This Comment

Rosie, RIP.

Very healthy dish Priya, good one girl. Enjoy.

M D said... Reply To This Comment

Have never tasted Quinoa and no idea how it is like! To me it looks very much like upma. Yum and healthy too!

shanthi said... Reply To This Comment

Simple, healthy and colourful dish using quinoa

Geetha Achal said... Reply To This Comment

மிகவும் அருமையான ஹெல்தியான உணவு...அருமை...

Rach said... Reply To This Comment

Looks really healthy. This is a common salad in Lebanese cuisine. I have seen my frenz preparing it often . Nice clicks :)

Vrinda said... Reply To This Comment

Sounds simple..never tasted this one , should try...

Umm Mymoonah said... Reply To This Comment

Ooooh! that looks colourful and delicious:-)

Nithu Bala said... Reply To This Comment

Sad to hear about Rosie and think I should adapt to more healthy way of writing..thanks for this healthy Quinoa Tabbouleh..

Mrs.Menagasathia said... Reply To This Comment

Sad to hear about Rosie...colourful &healthy quinoa tabbouleh..

Life is beautiful!!! said... Reply To This Comment

Let her soul Rest In Peace. Veyr sad to hear about it. The tabbouleh looks very nice and healthy.

Sushma Mallya said... Reply To This Comment

so sorry to hear abt rosie, may her soul rest in peace...and tabbouleh is something which i have not heard till now.. but nice to learn it from your blog priya..it looks colourful and delicious...

Niloufer Riyaz said... Reply To This Comment

will surely miss rosies recipes.
tabouleh looks delicious

divya said... Reply To This Comment

wow..this looks amazing and colorful!! great pics too...

Suja Sugathan said... Reply To This Comment

Sorry to hear about Rosie..may her soul rest in peace...
Recipe sounds great..colorful and delicious.

Kairali sisters said... Reply To This Comment

Tabbouleh is one of our fav salads too Priya, but its been long we made them. We are thinking of elaborate writing on health benefits of foods that we present, as one of us is a Food Scientist and we think we should pass on the info to others too :-)

Love
Kairali sisters

Sukanya Ramkumar said... Reply To This Comment

Sounds so healthy. Nice recipe... Looks so colorful... YUM!

Kiran said... Reply To This Comment

May Rosies soul rest in peace.
It sure is very important for us all to take care of our health by eating healthy food.Quinoa tabouleh looks very delicious and healthy.

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said... Reply To This Comment

Priya, that looks wonderful. I totally agree with you how we get hooked on to some blogger friends. Now, coming to the recipe, can I replace parsley with something else? like cilantro or something else. Also, what other veggies can I use in this?

Suman Singh said... Reply To This Comment

sad to hear about Rosie...may her soul rest in peace..coming back to the recipe...Quinoa tabouleh looks delicious and healthy.

Rachana Kothari said... Reply To This Comment

Sad to hear about Rosie.

Quinoa Tabbouleh looks delicious and healthy!

Shabitha Karthikeyan said... Reply To This Comment

Sad to hear about Rosie...

Wonderful dish to emphasize healthy eating !!!

Swathi said... Reply To This Comment

Sad to hear about Rosie, May her soul rest in Peace. Quinoa tabbouleh looks really good priya.

anudivya said... Reply To This Comment

A chilled Quinoa dish! Who would have thought?? Awesome.

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said... Reply To This Comment

Thanks for all the responses on my queries dear. I appreciate it :)

munchcrunchandsuch said... Reply To This Comment

I adore these kinda salads..so nutritious

Krishnaveni said... Reply To This Comment

new to me..looks healthy and wonderful Priya

Mary said... Reply To This Comment

I have never made this with quinoa. I've bookmarked this recipe and will give it a try once I have quinoa in the house. I hope you are having a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

Roopa said... Reply To This Comment

Have only seen quinoa in the organic section of supermarkets...I have heard its healthy and can be used like couscous. Your dish looks tasty and healthy, very good click :)

Leena said... Reply To This Comment

Very healthy and nutritious..

Malar Gandhi said... Reply To This Comment

Very healthy one'

Malar Gandhi said... Reply To This Comment

May the soul rest in peace...its a sad news.

Jay said... Reply To This Comment

Neat presentation. LOOks lovely. Thanx for sharing dear.

Madhuri said... Reply To This Comment

Looks delicious.

Suma Rowjee said... Reply To This Comment

Sounds yumm Priya!! Haven't tasted this grain..

Taste of Beirut said... Reply To This Comment

tabbouleh has got to be the healthiest salad in our lebanese cuisine and I like this version never tried it but it sounds delicious!