Tomato-Mint Quinoa Salad

 
A healthy tabouli made with quinoa and loaded with flavor from some of our favorite perennials. Delicious as a side dish or light meal, or dinner when you add marinated tofu. 

A healthy tabouli made with quinoa and loaded with flavor from some of our favorite perennials. Delicious as a side dish or light meal, or dinner when you add marinated tofu. 

Adapted from all recipes

| Yield : 6 cups | Time: 30 minutes | 

 
 

 
 

Ingredients

2 ½ cups water

1 ¼ cups quinoa

1/3 cup raisins

1 pinch salt

2 medium tomatoes, diced

1 medium onion, minced

10 radishes, quartered

½ cucumber, diced

2 tablespoons sliced almonds, toasted

¼ cup chopped fresh mint

2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

1 teaspoon ground cumin

¼  cup lime juice

2 tablespoons sesame oil

Preparation

Cook's Note: Consider adding marinated tofu on top for an extra dose of protein.

Bring water to boil in a small saucepan. Pour in quinoa, raisins, and a pinch of salt. Cover, and let simmer for 12 to 15 minutes, then remove from heat, and allow to cool to room temperature.

Toss together the tomatoes, onion, radish, cucumber, and almonds in a large bowl. Stir in the cooled quinoa, then season with mint, parsley, cumin, lime juice, sesame oil, and salt. Chill 1 to 2 hours before serving.