Ina’s Quinoa Tabbouleh with Feta — Meatless Monday

Ina’s Mediterranean-inspired dish comes together in just 35 minutes. Combine hearty quinoa with a lemon-infused olive oil mixture plus fresh parsley, mint and scallions.
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Photo by: Johnny Miller

Johnny Miller

If you’re looking for a go-to meatless dish but are unsure how to make it satisfying without the meat, try opting for ingredients that are naturally high in protein, like quinoa. Not only is this superfood quick-cooking — making it much more desirable for weeknight dinners (how can you beat a 15-minute cooking time?) — but it is also the perfect blank canvas for adding fresh veggies, cheeses and herbs.

Play up this grain’s versatility with Ina Garten’s  Quinoa Tabbouleh with Feta (pictured above) for Food Network Magazine. Ina makes this Mediterranean-inspired dish by tossing the cooked quinoa with a lemony olive oil mixture and plenty of bright herbs like parsley, mint and scallions. Perhaps the best thing about this dish is that it can be made ahead of time, which allows the citrus flavors to meld with the veggies and herbs. When you’re ready to eat, take it out of the refrigerator and fold in the feta cheese for a creamy tang.

Get the Recipe: Ina's Quinoa Tabbouleh with Feta from Food Network Magazine

Meatless Monday, an international movement, encourages people everywhere to cut meat one day a week for personal and planetary health. Browse more Meatless Monday recipes.

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