Packed full of beguiling flavors and textures, this quinoa tabbouleh salad from San Francisco’s State Bird Provisions’ cookbook (nominated for a 2018 James Beard Foundation Book Award) is uniquely tasty and compels you to keep eating til the very last bite. The quinoa is fragrant with rosemary, garlic, and Meyer lemon, and makes a fluffy base for luscious dashi-infused shiitake mushrooms, firm ahi tuna marinated in a white soy sauce-lime vinaigrette, and a creamy bonito-rosemary aioli. Parsley brings freshness and a fried quinoa-pumpkin seed mixture adds crunch. And while, yes, there are a lot of ingredients—and several steps—to this recipe, you can make most parts of it in advance and spread the work out over a few days.
For more inventive State Bird Provisions dishes, try their Black Butter-Balsamic Figs with Basil and Fontina Fondue recipe and Porcini Fried Rice with Balsamic Spring Onions, Ramps, and Porcini Aioli recipe.
Make the White Soy Sauce-Lime Vinaigrette:
Make the Bonito-Rosemary Aioli:
Make the State Bird Dashi:
Make the quinoa tabbouleh and marinated tuna:
Reprinted with permission from State Bird Provisions: A Cookbook by Stuart Brioza and Nicole Krasinski with JJ Goode, copyright © 2017. Published by Ten Speed Press, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC. Photography credit: Ed Anderson © 2017