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:

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

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  2. 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.

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

    Priya nice recipe..:)

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  4. Wow! This quinoa dish is surely healthy!

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  5. Rosie, RIP.

    Very healthy dish Priya, good one girl. Enjoy.

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

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  7. Simple, healthy and colourful dish using quinoa

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  8. மிகவும் அருமையான ஹெல்தியான உணவு...அருமை...

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

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

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  11. Ooooh! that looks colourful and delicious:-)

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

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

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

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  15. 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...

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  16. will surely miss rosies recipes.
    tabouleh looks delicious

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

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

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  19. 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

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

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  21. 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.

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  22. 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?

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

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  24. Sad to hear about Rosie.

    Quinoa Tabbouleh looks delicious and healthy!

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  25. Sad to hear about Rosie...

    Wonderful dish to emphasize healthy eating !!!

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

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

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

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  29. I adore these kinda salads..so nutritious

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  30. new to me..looks healthy and wonderful Priya

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  31. 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

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  32. 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 :)

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  33. Very healthy and nutritious..

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

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  35. Neat presentation. LOOks lovely. Thanx for sharing dear.

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

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

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