With its festive splashes of red and green create this healthy side dish to impress your loved ones this Christmas.
Quinoa is a complete protein and fantastic wheat-free alternative. With twice the protein content of rice or barley, quinoa is also a very good source of calcium, magnesium and manganese. It also possesses good levels of several B vitamins, vitamin E and dietary fibre.
1 1/2 cups fresh parsley chopped (not too fine)
3/4 cup cooked quinoa
1/2 cup cucumber diced
6 cherry tomatoes – quartered or halved depending on size
1/4 cup fresh mint chopped
1/4 cup raw pistachios
1/2 pomegranate kernels
1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
2-3 Tbsp flaxseed or olive oil
1 1/2 Tbsp tamari
2 cloves garlic minced
1/2 tsp psyllium powder or 1 Tbsp ground flaxseed
Pinch of black or cayenne peper
To make tabouleh, combine all tabouleh ingredients in a bowl and mix evenly.
To make dressing, put all dressing ingredients in a blender and blend til smooth.
To assemble salad, pour dressing over and toss gently with a fork.