Quinoa Tabouleh

Tabouleh is one of my all-time favorite foods! When we still lived in Zurich, we would go from time to time with a group of friends to one of our favorite restaurants, Le Cèdre (always in groups, because mezze is more fun to eat in groups as you can share more different kinds!) – and they would serve a fantastic tabouleh there.

I was so happy to have found an authentic tabouleh recipe in the fantastic blog Fae’s Twist & Tango. Fae features so many tasty recipes on her blog which are from all over the world. It’s a must-visit –  her recipes are authentic and wonderful – and she is such a kind and inspiring lady too!

Like her, I am also inspired by the world’s cuisine – and today, I am featuring this delicious and refreshing middle-eastern dish that I based off her recipe. I made a small change (my twist & tango! ;-)) and replaced the bulgur –  which is part of a real authentic tabouleh – with my superfood version, the Quinoa. I wanted to make this recipe superfoodista-style, but still keep its original flavor, and I thought that quinoa would be somewhat similar to the bulgur – or at least not modify the taste too much.

This recipe contains following Superfoods:

  • Quinoa
  • Tomato
  • Olive oil


  • 1 cup cooked Quinoa
  • 1 cup tomato de-seeded, diced
  • 1 cup cucumbers, diced
  • 2/3 cup parsley, finely chopped
  • 1/3 cup mint, finely chopped
  • 3 stems green onion, finely sliced
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • Salt & pepper to taste


  • Mix all ingredients together, except the salt and pepper, so no liquid is drained from the tomato and cucumber
  • Put into the fridge to chill and marinate for about 30 minutes
  • Add salt and pepper to taste just before serving! Enjoy 😉

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30 thoughts on “Quinoa Tabouleh

  1. Wow, this salad looks amazing, fresh and delicious. 🙂 I absolutely love quinoa and can’t wait to try out this recipe. 🙂

  2. Just wanted to say I finally got around to making this salad tonight and it was every bit as good as you described! My family were very impressed because it’s a lovely, refreshing salad for a hot summer night 🙂 Thanks for the great recipe – Niki x

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  4. Hi there lovely, I spied your version of Fae’s tabouleh on her blog the other day… then I saw your comment on mine! So lovely to ‘meet’ you! Your blog is gorgeous. Amazing photos and wholesome recipes. Can’t wait to read more! x

  5. Yum. I love quinoa in tabouleh, I made some last weekend and planned on posting a dish with it this week too – great minds think alike 🙂 But I didn’t like my pics, yours on the other hand are wonderful as always 🙂

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  8. Wow Super Sylvia! Absolutely beautiful!
    – You have brought the best ingredients together in superfoodista-style tabbouleh!
    I like how you left some delicate sprigs of parsley in the salad. Just curious, isn’t parsley a superfood too?
    – Thank you for the kind mention, and thank you for your interest! 😀 Fae

    • Thank you so much Fae for your kind words! 😉 And yes, you are right – parsley has many healthy benefits – and can be even used for external applications, e.g. to treat the skin. just learned something new – thank you!! 😉 I will add it to my list on the blog later. hugs, Sylvia

  9. I love tabouleh! Yum, yum yum, it’s one of my favorite salads! I’ve had it with bulgar and finely processed cauliflower (GF version), but not quiona. Have to give that one a try too. Sounds delicious. Great photos.

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