an easy gluten-free tabbouleh with a cooling cucumber dressing

Recipe Series created in partnership with Nutritionist: Natalie Collier 


From seed to salad: We are using tons of parsley for this salad making it extremely nutrient dense. Parsley contains lots of antioxidants, B Vitamins, Iron and Vitamin C. It’s also a powerful body detoxifier. Parsley is a really easy herb to grow from seed indoors at home.




Prep Time:10 mins
Cook Time: 5 mins
Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: Middle Eastern
Keyword: dairy-free, gluten-free, millennial, sugarfree, vegan
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 225kcal


  • food processor
  • or high-speed blender


  • 2 cups (packed) flat leaf parsley with stems removed, chopped
  • 1 cup kale with stems removed, chopped
  • 1/2 cup cooked quinoa allow quinoa to fully cool.
  • 1 cup red pepper, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint, finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1-2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tbsp dijon mustard

Cucumber Hummus Dressing

  • 1/2 cup cucumber, peeled and cubed
  • 1/4 cup hummus I tried with both a garlic hummus and traditional hummus and both worked well.
  • 1/4 cup water
  • tbsp lemon juice
  • clove garlic, minced optional.
  • 1 tbsp jalapeno, minced optional for extra spice.


  • For your tabbouleh: In a bowl combine chopped parsley, chopped kale, cooked & cooled quinoa, chopped red pepper, fresh mint, garlic, olive oil, lemon juice and dijon mustard in a bowl and toss well to combine. Let it sit for a few minutes while you make your dressing.
  • For the dressing: To a blender add cucumber, hummus, water and lemon juice to a blender and blend well. Optional: add in a garlic clove and jalepeno to taste.
  • Plate your tabbouleh, pour on your cucumber dressing and enjoy!


Nutrition facts for one serving (1 of 2 servings): Calories: 225 kcal   Carbs: 25 g.  Fiber 6.5 g.  Sugars: 4 g.   Added Sugar 0g.   Fat: 11 g.  Protein 8 g.  Vitamin A 7151 IU.  Vitamin C 161.3 mg.  Magnesium 79 mg.  Calcium 188 mg.  Sodium 228.2 mg.  

About Natalie

Natalie Collier, MScN is a Holistic Nutritionist and recipe developer based in Austin, Texas specializing in weight loss and hormone balance. She shares healthy and simple gluten-free recipes on her website:

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