After posting about my beautiful harvest of parsley yesterday, Kristie left a comment about her own parsley. As a quick aside, if you want a good blog to read, head over to Kristie’s blog, North of 49. I’m sure you’ll enjoy it as much as I do. Anyway, Kristie wrote, “It seems to be a good year for parsley. I just cut a huge bunch yesterday and made a quinoa tabouli salad with it. Yum!”
I’ve never had tabouli (also spelled tabouleh and a variety of other ways) before so I headed off to Google to find out how it’s made and what’s in it. I discovered that it’s really quite simple to make, especially if you already have a tub of cooked quinoa in your refrigerator. Also included in the recipes I found online were things like sweet onion, garlic, cucumber, tomato, parsley, mint, lemon juice and olive oil. We just happen to have all these things at hand.
It also happens that the garden here contains a beautiful stand of medicinal-quality peppermint, which I’ve never seen anyone use. I’ve been picking and drying it and have even made a jar of mint sauce for John.
And so, this morning, I put this together…
It’s in the fridge right now so that the flavours can meld, but I can tell you that it is already tasty, refreshing and even John, who pulled up his nose at first, was impressed with the flavour. I can hardly wait to try it for lunch later.
Once again, thank you Kristie for the wonderful suggestion. I’ll be making this again… for sure!