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This Quinoa Tabbouleh Salad Recipe is so delicious and easy to make. Made differently from the traditional tabbouleh salad using quinoa and pomegranate seeds. This vegan and gluten-free tabbouleh Salad will be your absolute favorite salad once you try it!

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If you follow my Instastory on Instagram you probably saw me make this Quinoa Tabbouleh Salad Recipe a million times already! I can describe this salad to you in just one word: AMAZING!

Once you make this Quinoa Tabbouleh Salad you won’t have tabbouleh any other way I promise you! My kids love it so much they want it every single day. This is why I make a huge amount of it so we have leftovers for the next day and they still fight over the leftovers!

This Quinoa Tabbouleh Salad recipe is actually also great for meal prepping because they are just ready for you the next few days in the fridge and still oh good! They are also Vegan by the way. Someone sent me a DM asking me if the Pomegranate molasses was vegan and yes it is.

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You honestly don’t even need to measure out anything when making this Quinoa Tabbouleh Salad recipe. For the longest time, I made this by just chopping up all the ingredients I have listed, dump in the olive oil, molasses, lemons, salt, and pepper. Most times I love adding extra tomatoes and pomegranate.

Once you start making this Quinoa tabbouleh Salad recipe, you will know what you like best. More tomatoes, less or more pomegranate, less quinoa. This will become second nature to you.

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A few tips on making this Tabbouleh recipe:

Just a few things to keep in mind when making this quinoa tabbouleh salad. The pomegranate molasses I usually get from our local Arabic stores but I actually found some in the ethnic food section at Walmart. This ingredient is a must because it gives it such a unique taste along with the addition of the pomegranate seeds.

I used Flat parsley to make this tabbouleh recipe, you can use either flat parsley or curly. I like curly more but sometimes I do use flat. It really doesn’t matter which you use.

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Is Quinoa Gluten-Free?

The Gluten-free diet has been very popular and so is the use of quinoa because its a safe and healthy alternative to wheat, rye, barley, and other grains that have gluten. Quinoa is very safe for people that have celiac disease. Not all foods that have quinoa are gluten-free so make sure you read the labels carefully and look at all the other ingredients of the foods you consume.

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What do you eat tabbouleh with?

You can have this Quinoa Tabbouleh as a meal by its self since its actually filling. It can be served as a salad, appetizer, or side dish with lean protein such as grilled chicken or meat. It is very versatile and it can be enjoyed anyway you prefer. This salad is loaded with superfood ingredients.

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5 from 8 votes

Quinoa Tabbouleh Salad Recipe

By: Rena
Servings: 4
Prep: 30 minutes
Total: 30 minutes
Quinoa tabbouleh
A family favorite tabbouleh salad recipe made with quinoa and pomegranate seeds. A whole new flavor of tabbouleh that's taken to the next level with the addition of pomegranates.


  • 2 Cups Chopped Italian Parsley, or Curly
  • 1 Cup Cooked Quinoa
  • 2 Cups Chopped Cherry Tomatoes, ~ 1 Pint
  • 1/2 Cup Chopped Green Onion, I use one bunch
  • 1/2 Small Purple Onion (White works), Chopped very small
  • 1 Cup Pomegranate Seeds, about 1 pomegranate
  • 3 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 Large Lemon, Juiced
  • 4 Tbsp Pomegranate Molasses
  • Salt and Pepper to taste


  • Chop Parsley, green onions, tomatoes, purple onion, and place in a bowl.
  • Add in the Pomegranate seeds and cooked Quinoa
  • Add salt, pepper, lemon juice, Pomegranate molasses, and olive oil.
  • Mix well until combined. Serve and enjoy.


Some Quick Tips:
  • You may use either flat or curly parsley
  • Vine ripe tomatoes work fine but the sweet cherry tomatoes taste way better with this recipe
  • Either Purple onion or white onion will do. I like purple more. I use a small onion for 4-6 servings and a medium-sized onion if making a huge bowl.


Calories: 303kcalCarbohydrates: 44gProtein: 7gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 77mgPotassium: 765mgFiber: 8gSugar: 19gVitamin A: 730IUVitamin C: 54.5mgCalcium: 182mgIron: 4.5mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: Mediterranean
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  1. 5 stars
    my sister in law brings this salad to family gatherings. i love love love it ☘️❤️ i could live on this dish alone

  2. 5 stars
    Hi, is the pomegranate molasses a must or can I use regular molasses? I did see you noted that it was a must but wanted to check if substitution is okay. Thanks!

  3. 5 stars
    I love this recipe! I literally make this about 3-4 times a week. Taste sooo good! Thank you for bringing this salad into my life