Tabouleh Salad

I have to tell you about the lunch I just made. But first I have to tell you about what inspired it. When my mom was here, the three of us (me, my mom and Emmett) met Becca for lunch out our favorite Greek place: Papa ZuZu’s. It was a memorable lunch for lots of reasons, flying tzieke and baby poop all over my white tank being two of them, but also memorable because of being able to spend a fun hour with my mom and sister eating delicious Greek food. I had a gyro and tabouleh salad which was so fresh, light and yummy that I thought, “why don’t I eat this more??”

Enter this weekend when I bought this:

  
I used this box mix as my base and added a bunch of fresh ingredients so it would resemble what I had for lunch that day. Here’s how I made it:

1. Cook the grain according to the box, which involves mixing the contents of the box together (spice pack too) with a cup of boiling water. You then cover it and stick it in the fridge for 30 minutes. 

2. Once the half an hour was up, I mixed in:

-red bell pepper

-cucumber

-a few chopped mint leaves

-a can of chickpeas

-red onion

-feta cheese

-fresh lemon juice

-about 2 tablespoons of olive oil 

I let it sit in the fridge for about an hour for everything to meld together and the result was even better then I thought it would be! 

  
This would be such a great lunch to pack and take to work with you because I think it would just get better the longer it sat in the fridge. Or this would be great to bring to a potluck too! Or if you celebrate Meatless Monday. Or if you just want to pretend you are at Papa ZuZu’s, minus the baby poop 🙂 

2 thoughts on “Tabouleh Salad

  1. Looks just delicious!!! I loved the visual you also gave of your lunch!!! How funny!!!! I will be making this!!!!

    Thanks….looking forward to seeing you soon!!! We are headed your way from July 2-12….starting out in the Orlando area and visiting a few friends who recently moved to that area and then renting a car and taking our time to drive and explore to Savannah and see Maddie and Alex and then head your way perhaps that last weekend and FINALLY get to see the baby!!!

    Let me know if you’ll be around most likely from the 8-12th??? Hugs, Shirley

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