Monday, October 1, 2012

Real Foodeas: Quinoa Tabbouleh

This quinoa is so good I have made it twice in the past 4 days. I can't stop eating it! The good news is not only does it taste good but it's also good for you! Full of detoxifying lemon, immune boosting garlic, and onion (said to be a great cancer fighter). Not to mention parsley that inhibits tumor formation, attacks free radicals, improves digestion, balances your hormones and cleanses the blood (food babe)

I "Courtney-fied" this recipe from the ever incredible FoodBabe. Her recipe can be found here

Quinoa Tabbouleh 
(makes 4 servings)

What you need (use organic whenever possible):

  • 1 Cup Quinoa
  • 1 small cucumber chopped into small pieces
  • 1 bunch Parsley
  • 1/2 can- 1 can Chickpeas 
  • 1/3 cup chopped mint leaves
  • 1/3 cup chopped basil
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes
  • 1/4 yellow or white onion
  • 1 clove of finely chopped garlic
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • juice of lemon
  • 1/2 tsp pink salt
  • 1/4 tsp cracked pepper

Optional: Avocado, shredded carrot, parmesan cheese 

1. Prepare quinoa as directed on the package
2. Put the quinoa in the fridge to cool down. Mix all the ingredients together while the quinoa cools
3. Add all the ingredients into the quinoa and serve! (sidenote: this quinoa tastes even better after sitting in the fridge for a few hours, so I like to make this the night before and eat it for lunch the next day. It makes for a great "fast food" meal you can take with you to work or class)

Feel free to get creative with it and add in additional veggies. Yesterday for lunch I added in sliced avocado, shredded carrot, shredded broccoli and a little organic siracha on top. It was delicious! (see below)

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To your health!


  1. Courtney-- I had found your tumblr FOREVER ago and thought today to try to find the acai bowl recipe you had posted awhile back... saw that you switched to blogspot, was going through some of these recipe posts (going to make this quinoa soon!) and then saw your blurb about instagram... longest ramble made short, but I realize now that you live in Austin! I also live here and started following your instagram (both my tumblr and instagram handles are "ladcock"). I was excited to discover that we live in the same place! I am a fellow shakeology addict. anyway, hello! :) --Lindsey Adcock