Loosely based on Middle Eastern tabbouleh salad, this easy make-ahead salad combines grape tomatoes (sweet and ripe any time of year) with cucumber, parsley, mint, and quinoa for a bright and refreshing make-ahead salad that's hearty enough to serve as a light meal.
'tabbouleh' on Serious Eats
Traditional Lebanese tabbouleh is essentially parsley salad dressed in lemon juice and olive oil, with a few grains, tomatoes, scallions, and mint thrown in for variety. Admittedly, I'm not too crazy about the dish. Sure it's fun to pronounce and undoubtedly healthy, but I find it pretty dry, and eating a forkful kind of makes me feel like a bunny.
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