If you have a gluten sensitivity but love tabbouleh, you may want to give this Gluten-Free Quinoa Tabbouleh a try. It’s delicious and naturally gluten-free. The main ingredient in traditional tabbouleh is bulgur, which is cracked wheat. This yummy Ina Garten version swaps quinoa for the bulgur. With it’s nutty flavor, quinoa is a great alternative to, and contains more protein than, many grains.
How Many Calories and WW Points in this Quinoa Tabbouleh with Feta?
According to my calculations, each generous ½-cup serving has about 120 calories.
1 cup uncooked quinoa
¼ cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 cup sliced green onions
1 cup chopped fresh mint leaves
1 cup chopped flat-leaf parsley
1 English cucumber, diced
2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
8 ounces fat-free feta cheese, diced
Salt and pepper
How to Make Quinoa Tabbouleh with Feta, Step-by-Step
Step 1: Gather and prepare all ingredients.
Step 2: Cook the quinoa – add the quinoa, 2 cups of water and 1 teaspoon salt to a medium saucepan and bring to a rolling boil over high heat. Reduce heat, cover pan and simmer until liquid is absorbed, about 15 minutes. Fluff with a fork and stir in the lemon juice and olive oil.
Step 3: Add the green onions, mint, parsley, cucumber and tomatoes to a clean large bowl.
Add the quinoa and mix well.
Step 4: Fold in the diced feta cheese and season to taste with salt and pepper.
Step 5: Serve at room temperature or chilled from the refrigerator.
Step 6: Store any leftover quinoa tabbouleh in an airtight container in the fridge.
Make this ahead by preparing the salad without adding the feta cheese and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Carefully fold in the feta just before serving.
Enjoy as a vegetarian side dish with your favorite grilled or roasted, meat, fish or tofu.
You could also serve this a main course salad, with a little additional protein: chopped or shredded cooked lean chicken breast, canned tuna or cooked shrimp would all be delicious.
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Gluten-Free Quinoa Tabbouleh
Serving size: generous ½ cup
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3 *PointsPlus (Old plan)
Recipe source: Make It Ahead: A Barefoot Contessa Cookbook by Ina Garten
*Points® calculated by WW. *PointsPlus® and SmartPoints® calculated by Simple Nourished Living; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc. All recipe ingredients except optional items included in determining nutritional estimates. SmartPoints® values calculated WITHOUT each plan’s ZeroPoint Foods (Green plan, Blue plan, Purple plan) using the WW Recipe Builder.
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