PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Best-selling author and nutritionist Rania Batayneh joined AM Extra’s Emily Burris to share her take on tabouli.

By swapping quinoa for bulgur wheat in this traditional dish, you add a little protein and go gluten-free! Find more recipes in her book, The One One One Diet, available on Amazon


  • 2 cups quinoa, cooked
  • 4 cups fresh parsley, chopped
  • 2 cups of cherry tomatoes, diced
  • 5 Persian cucumbers, diced
  • 1/3 cup scallions, chopped
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 romaine bunches to serve

Place all ingredients except lettuce into a mixing bowl and toss together lightly. Chill for 1 hour or more to allow flavors to blend. Enjoy in a bowl or serve on lettuce leaves. Serves 6.