I was raised calling Tabbouleh “Tipile”. If you were also raised by Dominican parents, you also know this salad as ‘tipile’. It’s usually made with bulgur wheat but I use quinoa instead because my stomach finds bulgur vulgar.
How is the Dominican version different from the traditional Lebanese salad? There’s much more parsley and hardly ever any mint. If you’re interested in learning more about this salad, the fantastic blog Dominican Cooking has much more info.
What you’ll need: 🔪
- 2 cups of cooked quinoa
- 1/2 cup diced tomato
- 1/2 cup diced cucumber
- 1/4 diced shallots in 1/4 cup of lemon juice
- 1/2 cup chopped parsley
- 4 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
- salt and pepper to taste (about 1 tablespoon each)
In a large bowl add the quinoa, tomato, and cucumber and mix it up. Add the herbs followed by the shallots. Mix some more. Add olive oil, salt, and pepper, and taste. Enjoy! Interested in more vegetarian recipes? Here are a few.