Harissa tofu on quinoa tabbouleh

Harissa tofu on quinoa tabbouleh

I love harissa; I think I’ve mentioned it before (maybe a few times!)

Harissa makes everything taste better. This recipe is low calorie and a good balance of protein and carb.

Recipe

Makes: 4 servings

Total time: 30-35 minutes + chilling time (longer if you’re making your own harissa paste) , 20-25 minutes cooking time, 10 minutes prep time

Ingredients

  • 540g of extra-firm tofu, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons of harissa paste, buy it or you can make my recipe (Note: my tolerance for spice is high so you may want to use less than suggested, or cut down on the hot pepper and use more red peppers if making your own)
  • 1 tablespoon of sunflower oil

Ingredients for tabbouleh

quinoa tabbouleh salad
quinoa tabbouleh salad
  • 1 cup quinoa, rinsed well and then cooked and cooled
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt plus more to taste
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup chicken stock or vegetable stock (I use this to cut down on oil)
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 large English cucumber, cut into 1/4 inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 cup chopped parsley
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh mint
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 bunch green onions, diced

Directions

  1. Cook the quinoa for about 15 minutes or until the quinoa is tender and let it cool in a bowl.
  2. Once it’s cool, add the tabbouleh ingredients to the bowl and toss thoroughly to coat the quinoa. Put in the fridge to chill.
  3. While the tabbouleh is chilling, heat a pan over low-medium heat. Add the sunflower oil, harissa, spices, and tofu.
  4. Stir the tofu until coated in the spices and harissa. Turn a few times for about 5 to 10 minutes.
  5. Serve the tofu with the chilled quinoa.

Approximate nutrition information for one serving size

  • Calories:  209
  • Fat:  7.4g
  • Carbohydrates:  36g
  • Protein: 18g

20 Comments

    1. Author

      Thank you! I love tabbouleh!!

    1. Author

      I love it! Any time!

    1. Author

      Any time! Thanks for your comment!

  1. I’m lookin into more healthier choices and this def sounds delicious! I also love quinoa so need to try this someday. Thanks for sharing your recipe Sam 💕

    1. Author

      Thanks Maha! I really love tabbouleh, especially on warm days! If you ever try it, let me know what you think and if you have any suggestions!! xoxo

    1. Author

      Thank you!


    1. Author

      Thanks for sharing!

    1. Author

      Any time! Thank you!

  2. Looks yum! Harissa is a little too strong for me but I would simply add a little less 🙂 Thank you for sharing the recipe!

    1. Author

      Thanks so much! Yeah, I realized a few weeks ago that my tolerance for harissa is on the high side 🙂 I shocked people at a restaurant with how much I used haha! Thank you for your comment! I am going to update it with a disclaimer! Have a wonderful night or morning, whenever you see this 🙂

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      Thank you!

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