Quinoa Tabouleh

In Appetizers, Recipes by Robert Irvine

A key to healthier eating is to break your standard three meals a day approach into 5-7 smaller meals through out the day. This helps you sustain energy and, keeps you from overeating. Healthy snacking is key. Here’s a quick, healthy snack you can make at home or to take on the go.


1.5qts Water
1 lb Raw Quinoa
1/3c Lemon Juice
1/2c Olive Oil
1/2c Canola Oil
2c Small Diced Tomatoes (fresh)
1/3c Finely Chopped Mint
3/4c Finely Chopped Parsley
1 Bunch Finely Chopped Scallions
Salt and Pepper to taste


Rinse the quinoa with cold water in a fine mesh strainer and place in a pot with the water. Bring to a simmer, then turn down to low heat and cover the quinoa. Continue to cook for 10 to 12  minutes until done. should be slightly al dente. Spread the cooked quinoa out onto a sheet pan and cool in the fridge. Once quinoa is cooled, place it into a large mixing bowl with all other ingredients and mix well.

To serve, place in a serving bowl and serve with low fat pita chips or whole grain flatbread.