Dish of Quinoa Tabbouleh with Parsley, Pita & Yogurt

This food is kind of a light lunch that can served with some poached chicken, grilled steak or even seared tuna. The other great thing about it is that it can be served as packed lunch and stay true to its amazing taste. To make sure that anybody preparing to have some great experience with this beauty; the elements should be individually served so that a person can only get to pick his/her hot pita bread from a stack of tea, give a smoothing experience with yogurt and then decide on topping it with some protein or salad.

To ensure that the cooking experience turns out to be amazing one the three major components of this dish, that is, the salad, dressing and the yogurt should be prepared separately. Preparing it is also easy as you will only some simple to find in order for you to enjoy the tasty experience. The ingredients and their respective amounts mentioned here are prepared in such a way that the resulting meal can be enjoyed with a typical group of 4 people. This off course implies that either your friends of just family can get to be part of this tasty experience or everything will turn out to be truly wonderful one. Let’s have a look at the recipe for this great meal. Remember to keep to quantities as they are specified as any deviation might compromise on the overall quality of the resulting dish.

Ingredients for Quinoa Salad

  • 2 cups of water
  • 1 cup of red or black of quinoa
  • 1 diced cucumber
  • 2 thinly sliced spring onions
  • 1/2 cup of mint
  • 1/2 cup of flat leaf parsley
  • 1 diced Roma tomato

Ingredients for the Dressing

  • 2 tablespoons of lemon juice
  • 1 minced garlic clove
  • 1 cup of virgin olive oil
  • Zest of half lemon

Ingredients for Spiced Yogurt

  • 1/2 tea spoon of paprika
  • 2 teaspoons of lemon juice
  • Cayenne pepper
  • Salt to taste
  • 5 pita breads

Method

Make sure that the quinoa is rinsed under flowing water. Place the rinsed quinoa in a pot having 2 cups of water, cover and then leave to boil. Reduce the heat to allow for simmering until all the water gets to be absorbed. Allow for cooling and this can go rapidly if the quinoa is put in a fridge. When the quinoa is getting cooked make sure that you slice your spring onion, dice the tomato as well as the cucumber and chop the herbs into a fine feel. Leave the dressing ingredients in a jar, screw the jar lid and shake to combine the ingredients effectively. Put all the ingredients for the yogurt in a bowl and stir steadily to allow for the ingredients to combine. Also set this aside. While the quinoa is cooling, make sure that the vegetables and herbs are stirred in and finally do the dressing. Toast the pita breads by placing on very hot griddle.

How to Serve

The pita can be accompanied by salad and yogurt with grilled chicken breasts or steak placed on top. You can spread the yogurt on the pita breads and top it with some salad and be prepared to serve. This meal will really live up to your expectations as it is really yummy and tasty.


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