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Middle Eastern Style Salad


Middle Eastern Style Salad

This salad is a taste sensation! A twist on tabbouleh, instead of using bulgur wheat, I have used quinoa to keep this recipe gluten-free. It is so fresh, vibrant and full of flavour and textures.


  1. 100g uncooked quinoa
  2. 15g fresh parsley, chopped finely
  3. 10g fresh mint, chopped finely
  4. 30g dried barberries or dried cranberries or dried goldenberries (or a mixture of all three if you wish!)
  5. 10-12 large radishes, sliced finely
  6. 20 cherry tomatoes halved
  7. 1 pomegranate, deseeded
  8. 1 large avocado, deseeded and cut into chunks
  9. To decorate: a handful of pumpkin seeds and some chopped parsley
  11. 2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
  12. 2 tbsp olive oil
  13. 2 tbsp pomegranate molasses
  14. 2 tbsp of apple cider vinegar
  15. 1 tbsp lemon juice lemon juice
  16. ¼ tsp sweetener of choice (date syrup / agave / ⅛ tsp stevia)
  17. ½ tsp sumac
  18. ¼ tsp salt
  19. Pepper, to taste
  20. ¾ tbsp Pulsin protein powder (if using; soya bean or pea)
  22. Make a green Middle Eastern style salad by adding ½- ¾ tsp of spirulina or wheatgrass powder to the cooked cooled quinoa.
  23. Substitute berries for dried apricots our sour cherries.
  24. Substitute quinoa for bulgar wheat, cauliflower rice or giant cous cous.
  25. Include chunks of cucumber.
  26. Mint can be substituted for fresh coriander.
  27. Sprinkle hemp seeds, flaxseed or chia seeds on top for an extra nutrient boost.



  • Cook the quinoa as per manufacturer’s instructions. Allow to cool.
  • In the meantime, chop up the salad ingredients.
  • Make the dressing. In a small bowl, mix together the dressing ingredients.
  • In a large bowl, mix together the quinoa, salad dressing and the chopped up salad ingredients, reserving some parsley for the garnish.
  • Garnish with the remaining chopped parsley and a handful of pumpkin seeds. Enjoy!



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