Gotu Kola and Quinoa Tabbouleh

Gotu Kola Tabbouleh
  • Title
    Gotu Kola Tabbouleh
  • Type
    Side Dishes
  • Difficulty
    Easy
  • Flavor
    Tangy
  • Estimated Time
    43 Minutes
  • Yield
    4 servings

Ingredients

  • Garlic
    Garlic
  • Lemon
    Lemon
  • Onion
    Onion
  • Peppermint
    Peppermint
  • Gotu Kola
    Gotu Kola
  • Black Pepper
    Black Pepper
  • Quinoa
    Quinoa
  • Tomato
    Tomato
  • Cucumber
    Cucumber
  • 1/2 teaspoon of Garlic (minced)
  • 4 Lemon (slices, to garnish)
  • 1/2 Onion (finely chopped)
  • 1/4 cup of Peppermint (fresh, chopped)
  • 2 cups of Gotu Kola (leaves, finely chopped)
  • 1/4 teaspoon of Black Pepper (freshly ground, to taste)
  • 1/4 cup of Lemon Juice
  • 2 tablespoons of Olive Oil (extra virgin)
  • 1/4 tablespoon of Salt
  • 3/4 cups of Water
  • 1/2 cup of Quinoa
  • 2 Tomato (diced)
  • 1 Cucumber (peeled, seeded, and diced)

Directions

Arab food would not be complete without this class side. Tabbouleh has a tangy flavor and a fiber-dense base that perfectly complements all your savory favorites. This version has a special medicinal twist of added gotu kola leaves, which have been used for thousands of years in India for anti-aging and boosting immune system activity. 

  1. In a small saucepan, combine water and quinoa. Bring to a boil.
  2. Once the water has been absorbed and the quinoa grains are cooked, remove from heat.(25 minutes)
  3. Transfer to a large bowl to cool.(15 minutes)
  4. In a small bowl, mix together lemon juice, oil, garlic, salt, and pepper.
  5. Mix gotu kola, mint, tomatoes, cucumber, and spring onions with the cooked quinoa.
  6. Pour in the dressing and toss until fully combined.(3 minutes)
  7. Serve at room temperature if desired, or let chill for one or more hours in the fridge to serve cold.
  8. Garnish with lemon slices and olives, and enjoy!