Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Eddy Basha's Tabouli Salad

Finding ingredients for this ethnic salad should not be so hard but it took me to two grocery stores before I got mint. And then, they were out of the packaged ones but a fresh mint plant was available. Eddie Basha's Mom must have had it growing in her garden.
The salad is really easy. It just calls for lots of chopping parsley, green onion and tomatoes. The flavors blend well to make a tasty vegetarian dish. The recipe calls for soaking the cracked wheat but I found it never softened so I cooked it for 15 minutes first. I think I didn't have cracked wheat but whole grains...makes a big difference. Another recipe I found online calls for chopped basil and since it is growing so well in my garden, I added it also. Makes a nice side dish or salad for lunch.