Recipe: Quinoa Tabbouleh by Hemsley + Hemsley
- Feeding the Family
- Published on Saturday, 25 June 2016 12:05
- Last Updated on 22 June 2016
- Monica Costa
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We love this recipe for Quinoa Tabbouleh by Hemsley + Hemsley courtesy of BBC Good Food Shows. It is very colourful and healthy, ideal for the Summer. Having lots of colours in each plate is important as the colours correspond to various vitamins and nutrients.
Cooking Time: 30 minutes
The cool, sharp, sweet ingredients tick all the boxes.
FOR THE SALAD
60g quinoa – activated
4 medium tomatoes, diced into eighths
½ cucumber, slice lengthways, remove seeds and slice
2 large handfuls of leaves such as watercress, lambs lettuce, rocket
5 large handfuls of fresh, flat-leaf parsley, roughly chopped
1 small handful of fresh mint, roughly chopped
1 small handful of fresh dill, roughly chopped
1 large avocado
¼ tsp of ground allspice
2 tbsp of flaked almonds, toasted
The seeds of 1 pomegranate
FOR THE DRESSING
6 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil
2 tbsp of fresh lemon juice, lime juice or try apple cider vinegar
2 tsp of raw honey
1 garlic clove, crushed
Sea salt, to taste
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
1) Drain and rinse the quinoa well. Cook according to packet instructions, usually 15 minutes, then drain and set aside to cool (we steam in a little water rather than boil in plenty of water).
2) Meanwhile, dice the tomatoes and cucumber (remove the cucumber seeds by scraping down the middle with a spoon).
3) Whisk the dressing ingredients in a bowl with a fork or shake together in jam jar.
4) Make a bed of leaves on your serving plates or bowls.
5) Combine the warm quinoa, tomatoes, cucumber and herbs with the dressing (we like to use our hands here). Pile the tabbouleh onto the leaves and top with thick slices of avocado and pomegranate seeds.
6) Dry fry the flaked almonds and ground allspice together for a few minutes on a medium heat until toasted and scatter over the tabbouleh.
7) Serve warm or cold – it tastes even better the next day.
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