On this episode of Healthytarian Living, host Evita Ochel shares how to prepare a Quinoa Tabbouleh salad, along with its nutrition and health benefits.

The video episode includes:

  • Introduction (0:50)
  • Meal characteristics (1:52)
  • Ingredient nutrition (3:12)
  • Tools needed (8:53)
  • Ingredient quantities (9:30)
  • Meal preparation demo (10:58)

Meal Characteristics

  • Whole food
  • 100% plant based (vegan)
  • Local and organic (based on ingredient availability)
  • gluten and wheat free
  • soy and corn free
  • egg and dairy free
  • peanut and nut free
  • nutrient dense
  • rich in antioxidants
  • rich in vitamins
  • rich in minerals
  • rich in phytonutrients
  • rich in fiber
  • rich in protein
  • rich in healthy fats, including EFAs
  • cholesterol free
  • anti-inflammatory
  • weight friendly
  • cleansing and detoxifying
  • healing and preventative

Goodies Needed

  • 1 Cup dry quinoa / 1.5 - 3 cups cooked quinoa
  • 1/2 - 1 Bunch of parsley (about 2 - 3 cups chopped)
  • 2 Tomatoes
  • 1 Onion
  • 1 Lemon
  • 2 - 4 TBS Extra virgin olive oil
  • Sea salt

Optional:

  • Cumin
  • Black Pepper
  • Cayenne Pepper
  • Other vegetables (cucumber, bell pepper, garlic, etc.)
  • Other seeds (hemp)
  • Other grains (bulgur)

Tools Needed

  • Cutting Board
  • Knife
  • Salad Bowl/Dish
  • Medium Pot
  • Sieve
  • Measuring Cup
  • Utensils

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