Quinoa Tabbouleh with Salmon & Feta

Preparation:  20 min. Cooking: 20 min. Total: 40 min.
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  • 1 Cup quinoa (uncooked)
  • 1/2 medium large red onions , chopped
  • 2 medium tomatoes , chopped
  • 2 Cup minced parsley
  • 1/2 Cup minced mint
  • 2 garlic cloves , minced
  • 4 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice , plus extra to taste
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 Lb grilled salmon fillets , sliced (optional for vegan version)
  • 1/2 Lb feta cheese (optional for vegan version)
Rinse the quinoa under cool water, then combine with 2 normal cups of water and 1/2 normal tsp salt in a medium saucepan. Bring to a rapid simmer, then turn down the heat to medium-low, cover, and cook until the quinoa is fluffy and chewy, about 20 minutes.

While the quinoa is cooking, soak the onion in a bowl of cold water. This softens its bite and makes it more pleasant to eat when raw.

Empty the cooked quinoa into a large bowl and allow it to cool almost to room temperature. The quinoa should feel just barely warm to the touch. You can speed this process by spreading the quinoa into a thin layer and stirring it occasionally.

Drain the red onions. Stir the onions, tomatoes, parsley, mint, and garlic into the warm quinoa. Whisk together the olive oil and lemon juice with 1/2 normal tsp of salt. Pour this over the salad and stir to combine. If using, crumble the feta over the salad and stir it in. Taste a spoonful of the salad and add more salt or pepper to taste.

Top with sliced, grilled salmon.

Serve room temperature or cold. This salad is even better the next day once the flavors have had a chance to mingle. Serve it on its own, as a side dish, or with wedges of pita bread as a light appetizer.
Calories
320 Cal
Fat
17 g
Carbs
19 g
Protein
22 g
Fiber
2.7 g
Sugar
2.6 g
Cholesterol
63 mg
Sodium
380 mg


Nutrients

Fiber     2.7 g
Fat     17 g
Sugar     2.6 g
Carbs     19 g
Protein     22 g
Calories     320 Cal

Fats

Fat, Poly     2.6 g
Fat, Mono     7.3 g
Fat, Sat     5.8 g
Fat, Trans     0 g
Fat, Percent     48 %

Vitamins

Vitamin, K     250 mcg     210 %
Vitamin, A     1800 IU     60 %
Vitamin, B12     2.4 mcg     100 %
Niacin     5.9 mg     37 %
Riboflavin     0.4 mg     29 %
Vitamin, C     27 mg     30 %
Vitamin, D     0 IU     0 %
Vitamin, B6     0.4 mg     26 %
Vitamin, E     1.8 mg     12 %
Panto, Acid     1 mg     21 %
Choline     24 mg     4.4 %
Thiamin     0.3 mg     22 %

Minerals

Calcium     190 mcg     19 %
Phosphorus     380 mg     54 %
Magnesium     79 mg     19 %
Copper     0.2 mcg     27 %
Fluoride     0.8 mcg     20 %
Zinc     2.1 mg     19 %
Cholesterol     63 mg     0.7 %
Sodium     380 mg     25 %
Selenium     39 mcg     70 %
Manganese     0.6 mg     7.9 %
Potassium     560 mg     12 %
Iron     2.9 mg     36 %