Gluten-Free & Vegan Amaranth Tabbouleh Salad a.k.a. Another Day, Another #SaladGoals!

Gluten-Free & Vegan Amaranth Tabbouleh Salad a.k.a. Another Day, Another #SaladGoals!

Oh.Mah.Gawd. 

This tabbouleh is #GOALS!

  •  Bursting with flavour + nutrition, just the way I like it!
  • Crispy, crunchy, fresh & also comforting!
  • Full of greens!
  • Simple, easy + quick to prepare!

But what on earth is amaranth? Isn’t tabbouleh traditionally made with bulgur wheat? 

Yes, yes, it is.

But, I chose to make it with amaranth!

Here’s a little overview of what amaranth is: Amaranth is a gluten-free grain high in healthy fats, protein, fibre, magnesium, B complex vitamins, calcium, iron & phosphorus. It’s great for digestion, energy, bone health, fighting inflammation & lowering bad cholesterol & high blood sugar levels. It’s low glycemic & high in lysine, an amino acid important for cell growth, production of nutrients responsible for converting fat acids into energy & great for skin health.

Now, let’s just establish that amaranth isn’t the only super nutritious ingredient in this babe of a salad! I also loaded it with fresh greens + pine nuts & a delicious but plain + simple lemon & red wine vinegar dressing.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 cup amaranth, cooked according to package directions
  • 2 small cucumbers, diced
  • 3 stalks celery, diced
  • 1 red onion, diced
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1/4 cup organic pine nuts
  • Juice of 2 lemons
  • 1/4 cup organic red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp. red pepper chilli flakes
  • Sea salt + black pepper to taste

HOW?:

  • Cook the amaranth according to package directions.
  • Once cooked, set the amaranth aside & let it cool
  • Prepare the rest of your ingredients.
  • Add all the ingredients, including the amaranth to a large bowl. Season with the red wine vinegar, lemon & spices & toss to coat.
  • Enjoy!
    • Keep leftovers refrigerated in an airtight container!

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