Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Tabouli With a Twist

Hope you are all having a great week.  Mine has been muy interesante, but I'm a positive girl, so let's rock this joint with Salad #3 of the week! 
I'm a huge fan of Mediterranean foods and tabouli is a huge favorite of mine!  I use a really easy recipe based on this one from Food Network!

Here is where I ended up with my tabouli recipe:
  • 1/2 cup organic quinoa
  • 1 cup minced fresh parsley leaves
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped green onion
  • 3 tomatoes, diced
  • 2 cucumbers, seeded and diced
  • 1 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice 
  • 1 teaspoons sea salt and pepper to taste
You'll see that I used quinoa, green onion in place of yellow onion, less olive oil, and a ton of lemon juice.  I also chopped everything up really chunky because my favorite part of the dish is the veggie goodness! 
Here is what the final product looked like:
 I made it on Sunday and the flavors came together wonderfully when I served it up for dinner tonight:
I served the tabouli on a bed of arugula (love the spicy taste) and served it along with a couple of fresh tomatoes, hummus, and peas for dipping.  I wish I had some fresh pita for dipping, but a girl can't have anything!

How about you girls/guys?  Do you like Mediterranean foods?  I love it!  It seems like a lot of the foods I grew up with have a lot of influence and I am a fan of anything covered in hummus :)

P.S. I still can't believe I made such a blog blooper earlier!  Ya'll need to call me out when I don't make sense :)


Katie ♥ said...

You are the sweetest and I will tell you that everyday!!! Thanks again for the AMAZING treats, was really sweet of you!!!!!!

Yum that salad looks good, loving the salad challenge and all these yummy salads!!!!!

Love ya girl and have a great Wednesday!!!!!!!!!!! xoxo

Jessica @ How Sweet said...

I just started eating some Mediterranean foods - and I really love them!

Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg said...

I love, love, love mediterranean foods! Making tabouli with quinoa is genius!

Train Your Life said...

Wow! I love tabouli and I love quiona! I usually make tabouli with Near East mix, but making it with quinoa is a great idea!

Gabriela said...

Love Medi food...my mom makes tabbouleh for summer dinner parties, and I always end up picking out the olives and tomatoes :) I giggled at your comment about the Mikes- I guess only time will tell with my Mike!! Have a great hump day love!!

Anne Marie said...

Mediterranean foods are yummy!

Kelly said...

Beautiful salad!! Love the bold colors and it looks delish!

RamblingBabushka said...

I ADORE Mediterranean food. One of my favorite restaurants is Aladdin's Eatery close to where I live. Just like you, I am in love with Hummus. If I could, I would swim in it. :)

Anonymous said...

that looks yummy! i love ALL food :-)

Mo Diva said...

I LOVE Falafel so obvi i love this salad. Can you mail me some?

MMM and hummus. I love hummus too. if you make some that might mail to NY better. :-)

Anonymous said...

I LOVE MED FOOOOD!! sooo good! i LOVE hummus-i would die w.out it! okay, not really..but CLOSE!

Katie said...

Mediterranean food is so delicious! The salad looks awesome, thanks for posting the recipe :) I love falafel, hummus, baba ganoush...yum!

Jolene - EverydayFoodie said...

Mmm, I love Mediterranean foods, especially anything with olives.