Looking for a salad that packs an incredibly healthy punch? Then tabouli is an excellent option. If you’ve never heard of it, it’s a traditional Lebanese salad that is actually ranked as one of the healthiest dishes around. Mind Body Green has a great recipe that utilizes an impressive combination of super foods. Check it out:
Here’s what you need (with super foods bolded):
-2 large bunches of parsley chopped
-1 seedless cucumber, peeled and diced
-Roma tomatoes, diced
-1 small red or yellow onion, chopped
-1 clove of garlic, crushed
-Several leaves of fresh peppermint, chopped
–Bulgur (cracked wheat) OR quinoa for a gluten-free option (amount varies depending on your preference)
–Olive oil (just enough to spray over the salad)
-Fresh lemon juice of one lemon (or more), squeezed
–Allspice (to taste)
-Sea salt (to taste)
And here’s what you do:
- Finely chop the onion. Pour salt and allspice over chopped onion, mixing well.
- Meanwhile, soak bulgur in warm water for 20 minutes, then squeeze out excess water. (You can also soak in lemon juice instead). If using quinoa, cook as directed.
- Chop and dice up remaining ingredients and spray with olive oil.
- Toss everything together and enjoy with pita bread or over Romaine lettuce leaves.
Read more about the power of the super foods over at Mind Body Green.