Quinoa Tabbouleh in Lettuce Cups


Quinoa Tabbouleh Lettuce Cups

Quinoa Tabbouleh Lettuce Cups

This is a simply delicious way to add a tangy antioxidant punch to a Summer BBQ. Parsley and tomatoes are loaded with antioxidants and fiber. Lemon gives you a burst of tangy Vitamin C and quinoa provides a complete vegan protein source. I’m taking these to http://www.FiestaFriday.net where you can find new and exciting recipes every Friday.

Quinoa Tabbouleh Lettuce Cups


1/2 cup quinoa
1 cup water or vegetable broth
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1 garlic clove, minced
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2-4 tablespoons lemon juice, juice of 1-2 lemons to taste
1 bunch curly parsley, chopped
1 small tomato, chopped
1 cup chopped cucumber
Iceberg or butter lettuce cups for serving, optional.

Rinse and drain quinoa. Combine with water or broth, salt if using water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer about 20 minutes until water is mostly absorbed. Drain and let cool. Combine quinoa with remaining ingredients and toss. Adjust seasonings. I like my parsley salad to be very tangy with bold lemon flavor. I served these in small lettuce cups for a bright fresh appetizer while waiting on the grilled chicken.
Add chickpeas, feta for protein or serve with grilled chicken or fish as a side dish.


10 Comments Add yours

  1. I think tabbouleh is my favorite salad this looks wonderful.


    1. Thanks, parsley is a power house green too.


  2. A beautiful light dish! Love it!


    1. I really liked it in the lettuce cups: a 2-3 bite messy, lemony treat. They packed a lot of flavor in a little package. Of course eating it with a fork is acceptable, too.

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  3. Very nice šŸ™‚ have you tried adding some Baharat or Lebanese 7 spice mix?

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    1. Elaine,
      I don’t even know what those spices look like.

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      1. If they are not available in your local stores or online, you can always mix your own? There’s endless recipes online šŸ™‚
        If I make tabouleh, I usually add some of these spices x

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  4. cheri says:

    Hi Tracey, very nice lettuce cups, love quinoa.

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  5. nancyc says:

    These lettuce cups are perfect for a healthy summer meal!

    Liked by 1 person

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