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Food Essentials: Quinoa Taboulleh Salad

Whole fresh food and bright bold flavours, this Quinoa Taboulleh Salad provides solid nutrition for the entire family. It is packed with plant-based protein, important vitamins and minerals, and a good dose of healthy fats. Looking to kick your salad up a notch?

The not-so-well kept secret to elevating the flavour profile of any dish is by using Young Living Dietary Essential Oils (EO). Adding Parsley+ and Lemon+ essential oils turns this everyday salad to a dynamic refreshing and citrusy bowl of deliciousness!

Food Essentials - Tabouli Salad


1 cup organic quinoa

2 cups water

2 medium tomatoes, diced

1 red pepper, diced

1 medium carrot, diced

1/2 leek, diced

2 cups fresh parsley, chopped

1/2 lemon, squeezed for juice

1/4 cup good quality olive oil

1 tbsp balsamic vinegar

2 tbsp tahini

4 drops Parsley + essential oil

2 drops Lemon + essential oil

salt to taste

fresh black pepper to taste

How to create this delicious and nutritious Tabouli Salad:

  • Combine quinoa and water in a pot. Bring to a boil over medium heat, then reduce to a simmer and cook until all water is absorbed by the quinoa (about 10-20 min). Remove from heat and let pot sit covered for 10 minutes.

  • In a large bowl, mix together diced tomato, red pepper, carrot, leek, and chopped parsley.

  • Once the quinoa has cooled down, mix in olive oil, balsamic vinegar, lemon juice, and tahini.

  • Add Parsley + and Lemon + essential oils to the quinoa mixture. Combine well.

  • Add quinoa mixture to the large bowl of chopped veggies. Stir until combined.

  • Salt and pepper to taste.

  • Garish with lemon slices.

  • Enjoy!

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