Here's an EVEN EASIER way to have a fantastic salad! TABOULI!
For those who don't know what tabouli is, it's basically a salad consisting of bulghur (wheat), parsley, onion, and spices. It's usually served as a side, and I love eating it with pita bread.
I honestly didn't know where to start with making my own tabouli since I have no idea how to cook bulghur (we'll experiment with that one later). So I Sandra Lee'd it and came up with a "Semi Homemade" version of my own. (By the way, I think Ms. Sandra is really annoying.)
O.'s Fancied-Up Tabouli
Find a packaged Tabouli Mix. I use this one:
I like to rock the Casbah.
But this box by itself is no bueno. It needs help with fresh herbs and ingredients.
Prepare the tabouli per the instructions on the box. Add in fresh flat leaf parsley, more tomatoes (I like the cherry/grape kind because they're pretty), green onion, and some lemon juice. You could even fancy it up with some fresh mint, s'il vou plait! Let it sit in the fridge for a couple of hours before serving.
Add in the herbs you like at the amounts you like. When you order tabouli at a Mediterranean restaurant, most places will serve it with tons of parsley and it is chock full of lemon juice, so do not be shy with those ingredients!
Enjoy! Your tabouli will be deeeeeeeeelicious!