Quinoa tabbouleh

Yield: 8 servings

Measure Ingredient
1 cup Quinoa
1 \N 14.5-oz can vegetable broth
2 tablespoons Pine nuts
8 \N Cherry tomatoes, each cut into eighths
2 \N Green onions, thinly sliced
¼ cup Finely chopped parsley
1 tablespoon Finely chopped mint
1 tablespoon Finely chopped cilantro
4 tablespoons Fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons Olive oil
¼ teaspoon Salt

1. Put the quinoa in a fine sieve and rinse well with water. (This will remove the bitter coating of the quinoa.) Drain well.

2. Put into a large nonstick skillet and toast 3 minutes. Add the vegetable broth and bring to a boil. Cover, reduce the heat to medium-low, and cook 12 minutes. Drain well. Spread onto a paper-towel lined baking sheet or plate and let sit about 5 minutes to absorb excess liquid. Transfer to a bowl.

3. Put the pine nuts into a small skillet and place over medium heat.

Time 5 minutes, shaking the pan occasionally, and remove from the heat. Let finishing toasting in the hot skillet.

4. Combine the quinoa, pine nuts, tomatoes, green onions, parsley, mint and cilantro. Combine the lemon juice, olive oil and salt in a small jar. Pour over the salad, mixing well. Refrigerate; bring the salad to room temperature before serving.

Data per serving: Calories.....142 Carbohydrates.....20g Monounsaturated fat.....3g Protein.......4g Sodium..........229mg Polyunsaturated fat.....1g Fat...........6g Saturated fat......1g Cholesterol............0mg

Adapted from "Food & Wine" magazine.

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