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Quinoa Tabbouleh

Quinoa Tabbouleh

Hey there, Liz here and I am sharing my favorite beach bites. Now I know I told y’all last week all about my fav pasta salad & how I love it on the beach, but this recipe may be my all time favorite!

I have been making this since January of 2015. How do I know that? I found the original recipe- which I have slowly adapted to make it what it is today on the plane ride home from my Honeymoon. Okay so wait, maybe I started making it in February 2015- who cares?! It originally came from a Foodnetwork Magazine and it was a recipe by the Barefoot Contessa herself!

How have I made it my own? I’ve left out a thing or two and changed the amount of an ingredient or two. Ultimately, she can have all the credit. I am just sharing what I love & I think she would be okay with that :).

I make this for beach trips and put it in a ziplock baggie or a to go container, throw it in the ice chest, & enjoy it by the time lunch rolls around!



  • 1 cup quinoa

  • juice of 2 (pretty big) lemons

  • 1/4 cup olive oil

  • 1 cup of green onions

  • 1/2 cup of chopped flat leaf parsley

  • 1 cucumber, diced

  • 1 small container of cherry tomatoes, quartered (about 1 cup)

  • salt & pepper

  • feta crumbles


  • Cook quinoa (on stove or in rice cooker)- if doing the rice cooker the ratio is 2 cups of water to 1 cup quinoa

  • Once Quinoa is done add lemon juice, olive oil, and a hefty pinch of salt - stir & set aside

  • In another bowl add cucumbers, green onions, tomatoes, parsley, a big pinch of salt and a few turns of fresh cracked pepper

  • Combine the 2 bowls & add feta

  • Let chill for at least 1 hour

  • Tip: Feta is optional, but I recommend it. If you have a mixed crowd, chill it without the feta and have people add it when they serve!

I hope that you enjoy this recipe (especially on a hot summer BEACH DAY!). Stay tuned for more beach bites & continue to follow along with me on Instagram @thevintagefork .

Happy Eating- Liz


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3 nights in Austin, TX

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