Fresh Healthy Quinoa Tabouleh


Today I had my Quinoa Tabouleh and it was so good. Not just that, it took me only twenty minutes to get it done. When all ingredients are fresh, results are a delicious healthy meal.

All you need is:
1 cup of cooked Quinoa ( it takes 20 minutes to cook Quinoa)
1 cup rinsed ( canned) garbanzo beans (I use Springfield no salt added)
1 cup of diced mixed fresh orange and red bell peppers  
1 cup of diced fresh tomatoes
1/2 cup chopped red onions
1/2 cup of parsley roughly chopped

For the dressing:
Juice of 1 lemon freshly squeezed 
1 tsp kosher salt
1 tsp black pepper
1/4 of teaspoon or a pinch of each cayenne and turmeric powder
1  minced small clove of garlic
4 tbsp of a good quality extra virgin olive oil

To cook Quinoa is very easy, measure out 1/2 cup of  rinsed Quinoa and 1 cup of water, bring to a boil, cover with a tight fitting lid, and turn the heat down to simmer for about 20 minutes.
While the Quinoa is cooking, toss together in a large salad bowl the first six ingredients.
Whisk all the ingredients for the dressing in a small bowl, gently start to drizzle the dressing over the 
salad, toss to combine. Taste and adjust seasonings, at this point it smells amazingly fresh.
Enjoy it in a bowl or wrap it up in fresh whole wheat pita bread. Enjoy it and cheers to good health!

 I am a big fan of Turmeric and Cayenne pepper for the health benefits they offer.
Please check out Turmeric and Cayenne pepper health benefits on the link below. http://www.livestrong.com/article/526141-health-benefits-in-turmeric-cayenne-pepper/






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