One of my favorite summer salads is Quinoa (pron. “keen wa”) Tabouli. Quinoa is not a grain, but a seed (though it looks, acts and tastes like a grain!)

2 cups of water to 1 cup of quinoa – boil as directed on the package ( about 15 minutes).

During this time chop 2 tomatoes, 1 bunch of parsley, 1 onion, 1 cucumber.

Add to cooked quinoa.

Pour 1/4 cup of olive oil and juice of 1 lemon ( or 2).

Refrigerate till you are ready to eat.

Quinoa is a complete protein and can be used in place of meat, eggs, nuts or beans.

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