Quinoa Tabbouleh Salad Recipe

Kimberton Whole Foods’ Resident Recipe Developer, Colin Brett, created this Mediterranean-style Quinoa Tabbouleh Salad. In it, he combines fresh vegetables with nutrient-dense quinoa to create a hearty and healthy dish. Serve this salad as a side salad or entree, topped with chicken or grilled vegetables.

Quinoa Tabbouleh Salad Recipe Kimberton Whole Foods

Recipe yields 2-4 servings.ย 


  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 1 cup diced seeded cucumbers
  • 1 cup diced Fuji apple
  • 1/2 cup diced red onion
  • 3/4 cup diced bell pepper
  • 1 cup diced grape tomato
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley


  • 2 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp Himalayan salt


In a medium sauce pan, bring 2 cups of water to a boil. Add the quinoa, stir, and reduce the heat to a low simmer. Cover the pan and cook for 10-15 minutes, or until all the water is absorbed. Fluff the quinoa with a fork and leave the lid off the pan to allow any residual steam to escape.

Once quinoa is cooled, place in a large bowl and add the cucumber, apples, onions, peppers, tomatoes, basil, and parsley. Mix gently. Add the lime juice, olive oil, and salt and mix again. For best results, cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes prior to serving.