Quinoa Tabouli [3/28/2011]

Quinoa Tabouli

1 cup quinoa + 2 cups water
2 bunches of flat leaf parsley chopped
4-10 sprigs mint finely chopped
1 bunch green onions chopped
1/2 cucumber peeled and chopped
1/4 cup pepitas
1 15oz can garbonzo beans
1/3 cup lemon juice
2 tbs vinegar
2/3 cup olive oil
1/2 tsp black pepper
1 lg garlic clove minced
1 tsp salt
2 tsp paprika

Add water and quinoa to a saucepan, cover, and bring to a boil.
Turn the heat down to medium and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes.
Fluff the quinoa with a fork and turn it out into a bowl to cool.

Mix the dressing ingredients together.

Assemble quinoa, parsley, mint, green onions, any optional additions, and toss in the dressing. If you don't use the garbonzo beans and cucumber, there will be more dressing than necessary.