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Festive Quinoa Tabouleh

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.

Tabouleh ingredients:
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

Dressing ingredients:
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

Method:
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.

 

Please note: This blog is for information purposes only and is not a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

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