Saturday 25 June 2016

Vegan Quinoa & Black Beans Tabbouleh Salad

My kids are biggest fans of Tabbouleh salad and its been a while i prepared them at home. When i picked Kid's delight-Soups and Salads as theme for this week's blogging marathon i immediately thought of making this fantastic aromatic salad. But instead of preparing this salad with Bulghur, i replace bulghur with quinoa. Quinoa works awesome for preparing this salad and to make it more healthier, i couldnt stop myself adding some cooked black beans. Trust me whoever love tabbouleh will definitely enjoy thoroughly this super healthy, nutritious, easy breezy chilled salad. Since this tabbouleh is quite easy to prepare, you can make this salad few hours before your lunch. Obviously you can plan this dish earlier to enjoy your lunch happily especially during summer. Served chilled, this salad is quite a satisfying and filling salad to enjoy with some grilled meats or grilled vegetables.

Quinoa & black beans tabbouleh, Quinoa Tabbouleh Salad

Simple to make this tabbouleh salad is an excellent meal by itself, the addition of fresh finely chopped mint leaves gives an extreme flavor and aroma to this simple salad. You doesnt need any special spice mix, an easy salad to dish out with less ingredients. Lemon, mint leaves and olive oil plays an important role in this salad. Dont skip these three ingredients, mix and match the raw vegetables as your desire. However tomatoes and cucumber works awesome in this salad. Many add feta cheese and chickpeas in this salad to give their personnal touch in salad. This chilled salad is definitely a healthy dish to feed your kids easily with healthy ingredients in it.

Quinoa & black beans tabbouleh salad

2cups Quinoa (cooked as per package instructions)
1cup Cooked black beans
1cup Chopped tomatoes
1cup Chopped cucumbers
1/4cup Chopped mint leaves
3tbsp Olive oil
2tbsp Lemon juice
Pepper powder

In a large bowl, take the cooked black beans,chopped tomatoes, chopped cucumbers, chopped mint leaves and toss them gently with olive oil, lemon juice,salt and pepper powder.

Once the cooked quinoa gets cool completely, add it to this vegetable mixture and toss again gently.

quinoa & black beans tabbouleh

Arrange in fridge atleast for half an hour.

Serve and enjoy with your favourite meats or grilled vegetables.

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MySpicyKitchen said...

Tabbouleh salad looks delicious!! Makes a great side dish as well.

Smruti Ashar said...

I love quinoa and this salad looks super! Healthy and wonderful :)

Sarita said...

Quinoa salad looks yummy.. Nicely done.

Pavani said...

Love this quinoa tabbouleh. Healthy and nutritious.

Srivalli said...

What a wonderful salad priya..good to know your kids enjoy this

cookingwithsapana said...

Quinoa and beans tabbouleh looks so health and tasty.