Memorial Day Picnic Idea: Raw Tabouli Hemp Seed Salad

Memorial Day is here! It happily marks the long awaited beginning of summer for most of us. That means…picnic time! This easy recipe is great to bring along to any gathering or picnic (and takes barely any prep time). This refreshing salad is a great way to add hempseeds into your diet rotation, which are a great source of plant protein and essential omega fatty acids, into your diet. Toss this right before you head out, for maximum freshness. Beauty Detox Secret: Parsley is rich in the beauty Vitamins A and C, folic acid, and has flavonoids that act as antioxidants- to help keep us youthful. Parsley contains iron, and its vitamin C content assists the absorption of iron. It is a blood purifier and helps to kill bacteria in the body.  Parsley is an excellent digestion restorative remedy, and is known to be a natural diuretic. Beauty Detox Secret : Hempseeds are 33% easily digestible plant protein, and 3 tbs. serves up a whopping 11 grams of protein. They are loaded with the perfect ratio of Omega 3 fats, and the beauty minerals magnesium, zinc, iron and phosphorus to boost your beauty. Serves: 2 (you can double or triple, etc. recipe for larger groups) Happy Memorial Day! Love and best, Kimberly  

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Memorial Day Picnic Idea: Raw Tabouli Hemp Seed Salad
Makes 2 servings
  • Base:
  • 1 huge bunch of either curly parsley or Italian flat parsley, or 2 smaller bunches
  • ½ white onion, diced
  • 1 organic tomato, diced
  • 5-6 heaping Tbs. of hemp seeds
  • Dressing:
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • Dash of cold-pressed olive oil (optional)
  • Sea salt, to taste
  1. Chop the parsley and throw it into a large bowl, along with the tomato, onion and hempseeds. In a small blender container, or whisked by hand, combine the lemon, garlic, olive oil and sea salt and blend or mix well.
  2. Pour over the salad and mix well, and you’re ready to go to the picnic armed with something healthy to eat and share!



Last updated: Monday, January 18, 2016
  • Sukaya

    Hi Kimberly,
    The recipe looks great, but where do I find hemp seeds? They look suspiciously like seeds that procude some hemp that is illegal. I’m not being synical; it’s a legitimate question.

  • Muriel Dickson

    Hi Kimberley –
    Great looking salad. Just wondering whether you need to soak hemp seeds?

    Thanks a lot –


  • Rosanne

    This salad looks great! I found some hemp seeds and bought them, and then upon looking closer at the packet, I read that consuming hemp seeds is illegal in Australia, and it is only to be used as a skin care product. So bummed! At least there is a nice recipe for hemp body cream, so I’ll have to try that…

  • Arlene Lager

    I have reflux and cannot eat tomatoes or onion. Do you have other substitions?

  • Lori

    Thank you Kim you ARE an inspiration

  • http://KimberlySnyder Violeta

    Thanks for all your tips, I love your glowing green smoothie I feel so much more energetic. I have always wanted to do yoga but I was always to busy around the house but thanks to your videos and your
    recipes I’m feeling more fit and healthy.

  • Céline

    Hello Kimberly,

    For this recipes are you using broken or complete hemseeds?

    And could we use both?


  • Elizabeth

    Kimberly………would you kindly make your wonderful recipes “printer friendly?” This would be a great help.

  • Janice

    I have not eaten hemp seeds YET…,are they cooked for this salad or just raw?


    • Lisa Milner

      Hemp seeds are just a raw seed like a sesame seed. All you have to do is toss them into the salad… no preparation required. They are high in a ton of valuable nutrients.

  • Lucia Rego

    I will try tonight

  • http://Google MARAMA MCKENNA

    Hi! Kimberly,
    I have not seen Hempseeds in my Health Foods Store here in New Zealand, can you replace them with Quinoa or some other seed?
    Thank you,

  • María

    Hello, maybe this is a silly question, but are the hemp seeds shelled or not? Are they not very hard to be down on?

  • María

    Sorry, that meant to say ‘bite down on’

  • Kate

    Hi kimberly, I was wondering if you could explain why you say to drink a pint of water with a probiotic I’ve always been taking them with a meal. Love your recipes! xxx

  • Tammy D’Amico

    This looks and sounds delicious!! I love Tobouli and look forward to trying it with Hemp Seed.

  • Susan Snodgrass

    Hi Kimberly,

    A good friend told me about your site and it is fabulous! I love like-minded people!! I have lots of customers who would be interested in your information and plan to share your website as soon as possible! I believe education is the key and I love how you explain WHY you put specific ingredients in your recipes! Awesome! Have you heard of the book by Dr. Mitra Ray entitled: “Do You Have the Guts to be Beautiful?” It is all about how our diets affect everything from bowels to our skin. It is an excellent resource. Also, I would like to tell you about Juice Plus if you haven’t hear of it already. It is fruits, veggies and berries in a capsule! Yes, we need to eat our produce but for those times we don’t, won’t or can’t, Juice Plus is there! They have a brand new skin care study you may be interested in too which is one of 29 published studies done on it. Sorry to sound like an infomercial…I just am passionate about helping people get healthier like you and wanted you to know about it if you have not been exposed to it before.

    Keep up the excellent work of teaching people about nutrition!!! Have a wonderful day!!

  • Elaine Pruitt

    I’m still trying to become acquainted with using seeds and grains I haven’t used before. Should the hemp seeds be soaked overnight first? Thanks for your help!!

    • David

      I believe it would have been more clear if it would have said shelled hemp seeds. Those can be eaten as is, no soaking required.

  • Melissa from Austin Texas

    YES Kim! Please explain how to cook, prepare, buy hempseeds!!!

    • Anita

      Hi Melissa!

      You can buy hemp seeds – also called hemp hearts – at any health food store or a conventional grocery store that has a focus on organic food. Hemp Hearts typically come in a zip locked package in pound bags. You do not need to cook them. They are ready to use right out of the bag.

      About the taste – they have a lovely mild nutty flavour and go with just about anything. I put them on salads, in veggie wraps and in smoothies.

      I’m from Canada and I buy Manitoba Harvest brand and I only buy organic. You can read up on Hemp Hearts here:

      Good luck finding them. It is worth the search – really it is.

      Anita @OrganicExpert

  • kathy tollison

    i have both of your books, which i really enjoyed. i’m looking for more recipes, especially foods for dinner and
    deserts. i’ve looked in the book store. i don’t seem to find any cookbooks that sort of follow your theory, which seems to suit my body very well. are you coming out with a new cookbook, or can you recomend one
    for me. i really could use your help.
    thanks, kathy

    • Clau

      look for Alicia Silverstone’s “The Kind diet”, she’s not as delightful as Kimberly, but sure has plenty of healthy ideas and pretty much goes along with what Kimberly is all about. Good luck.

  • Paul Montague

    I have never used hem seed before, do you use the shell o rtf it discarded like th he peanut shell?