A refreshing twist on tabbouleh. This is my go-to recipe for so many occasions; potlucks, salads and lunches on the go. Every time I take it somewhere, someone asks for the recipe.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
25 mins
cook:
15 mins
additional:
20 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring water and quinoa to a boil in a saucepan. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until quinoa is tender and water has been absorbed, about 15 minutes. Remove from heat and let quinoa rest, covered, for 5 minutes. Uncover the saucepan and cool to room temperature.

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  • Stir quinoa, carrots, currants, mint, parsley, and green onions together in a bowl.

  • Combine olive oil, lime juice, agave nectar, cumin, and salt in a jar; seal the jar with a lid and shake vigorously until dressing is well-blended. Pour dressing over quinoa mixture and toss to coat. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate until flavors blend, at least 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

422 calories; protein 5.6g 11% DV; carbohydrates 37.9g 12% DV; fat 29.1g 45% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 351.9mg 14% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (9)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
03/18/2015
Always looking for gluten-free recipes that don't require lots of processed foods. Love this recipe. Even my processed-food-oriented family loves this. The lime juice makes it bright while currants make it a little sweet. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
07/23/2019
This was just okay. I found there were too many competing flavors. The cumin didn't meld well with the mint or currants. I won't be making this again. Read More
9 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
03/18/2015
Always looking for gluten-free recipes that don't require lots of processed foods. Love this recipe. Even my processed-food-oriented family loves this. The lime juice makes it bright while currants make it a little sweet. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/05/2015
I just made this recipe for a road trip. I wanted something that would be easy to keep healthy and not a mess in the car. (I was not driving and eating.) I was shocked when this recipe turned out to be one of the most delicious things I have ever eaten. I will be making this recipe a lot more often. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/27/2016
I'm completely addicted to this dish and am embarrassed to admit I make double the amount because I eat it myself throughout the entire week (I can easily wolf down 2 bowls in each sitting). In either case I didn't change a thing and LOVE this dish. My most favorite one thus far! Thank you for sharing! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/16/2017
Made this for an end of summer potluck...no leftovers...very healthy and well reviewed by all. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
04/19/2017
Yummy! Tried the exact recipe & blended the parsley etc in a magic bullet. Next time will not pulverize the fresh herbs.....FYI once cooked the quinoa ends up being 2 c. Read More
Rating: 2 stars
07/23/2019
This was just okay. I found there were too many competing flavors. The cumin didn't meld well with the mint or currants. I won't be making this again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/21/2016
I made it exactly as the recipe said although I tripled the batch. I LOVE it and plan to have it on hand in my fridge every day. I love to tangy currants lime and parsley blend. I made it for company....a BIG hit! Thanks! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
05/27/2018
I didn t have high hopes but needed to burn through some quinoa so gave it a shot. Turned out waaaay more delicious than I ever would have expected and even our unadventurous-eating seven year-old happily ate it! I used normal raisins and cut them up a little for the currants ran out of lime juice so swapped in lemon and grilled some onions up when I realized I d forgotten to grab green onions. Still worked just fine! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
08/23/2015
Doubled recipe. Added 2 cloves garlic and 4 fresh limes in dressing and cherry tomatoes in quinoa mix. I also used organic red quinoa. Read More