Quinoa & Chickpea Tabbouleh

quinoa tabbouleh

When I asked last Friday about what you wanted to see more of on Turquoise & Teale I loved hearing that y’all like the healthy recipes! I’ll keep ‘em coming. Truth be told I’ve already made this recipe three times in the past two weeks (too much?). It’s great to make on Sunday and then eat for lunch throughout the week. I also brought it with me to my cousin’s for our weekly Bachelorette viewing parties and it was a hit. Essentially I never tire of it. The fresh mint and parsley compliment each other so well and it only gets better as the dish refrigerates overnight. Be sure and use fresh herbs for this recipe. This would also make a great side dish to some grilled chicken or fish.

Quinoa and Chickpea Tabbouleh
via self magazine

2 tsp. olive oil
2 tsp. lemon juice
salt & pepper
3/4 c. chickpeas, drained and rinsed
3/4 c. cooked quinoa (cook in vegetable broth for added flavor)
1/3 c. chopped cucumber
1/3 c. halved grape tomatoes
1/4 c. chopped fresh parsley
2 tbsp chopped fresh mint
2 tbsp chopped red onion
1 tbsp sliced scallions

In a bowl whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice and salt and pepper. In another bowl, toss together all the remaining ingredients. Pour the dressing on top, stir and enjoy!




  1. June 10, 2014 / 6:56 am

    You always manage do create the most fresh and delicious sounding salads!! This one is no exception!! Happy Tuesday!

  2. June 10, 2014 / 8:22 am

    Thank you so much for sharing! This looks like perfection.

  3. jillian
    June 10, 2014 / 8:42 am

    mmm i love recipes like this! xo jillian – cornflake dreams ps stop by! im hosting a pretty giveaway 🙂

  4. June 10, 2014 / 9:04 am

    Oh, yum! I bet it tastes as bright and refreshing as it looks.

  5. June 10, 2014 / 9:22 am

    YUM! This sounds amazing! So light and perfect for summer!

    <3, Pamela

  6. June 10, 2014 / 9:33 am

    This looks perfect. Love all your fresh salad ideas. XO

  7. June 10, 2014 / 9:42 am

    This looks so good- the perfect light summer side dish

  8. June 10, 2014 / 10:21 am

    I’ve been obsessed with chickpeas lately and really everything quinoa too!! This looks amazing 🙂 Cant wait to try it out!

  9. June 10, 2014 / 1:04 pm

    You take the most gorgeous food pictures! Do you use a tripod with your DSLR?

  10. Shelby
    June 10, 2014 / 1:47 pm

    Chickpeas with quinoa is a great idea. Love this – and yes, keep the recipes comin’! 🙂

  11. June 10, 2014 / 4:50 pm

    This sounds absolutely delicious. Ready to pick up the ingredients and try it out now. Thanks for the recipe!!

    xx 365hangers

  12. June 12, 2014 / 8:29 am

    Per usual of your recipes, I am LOVING this one! I love tabbouleh and its fresh taste, I will definitely try this one out!