1. Join the Blend Trend - salads are waaay more than just about lettuce.
Spice up that ho-hum dinner salad by adding a diversity of parsley-
like the curly and flat-leaf (Italian) varieties.
2. Toss on to your favorite vegetable soup-
3. Prepare this simple, & oh so delectable Middle Eastern style tabouli -
Slightly adapted from Epicurious
- 3 Tbsp wheat bulgur, fine
- 3 Tbsp water, clean, filtered
- 2 very fresh green onions, chopped
- salt & pepper, to taste
- 3 large handfuls of organic mixed curly & flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped
- 1 c fresh mint, chopped
- 1/4 c extra virgin olive oil
- 1/4 c your prettiest lemons squeezed juice
- 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
- 1 c romaine lettuce, chopped
In a medium bowl, add the bulgur and water, and mix. Cover and let sit for 15 minutes. The water will magically disappear. Stir bulgur; set aside.
Meanwhile, start chopping the rest of the ingredients.
In a small mixing bowl, add the chopped onions, salt, and pepper; mix.
In the bowl with the bulgur, add the rest of the ingredients, including the onion, s+ p mix.
Refrigerate for an hour and serve on romaine lettuce.
It's so abundant yet I feel it is somehow underrated.
Most people don't realize its terrific benefits.
* Excellent source of vitamin A (healthy vision, skin)
* Excellent source of vitamin C (healthy skin, some studies suggest it supports a healthy heart too)
* Sooo low in calories
* An anti-inflammatory food (reduces inflammation, which is the basis for many diseases likecancer, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis)
*For general healthy living informational purposes only. If taking medications or under
a physician's care, consult your doctor before making significant changes to your diet.
I'm a healthy lifestyle dietitian, not a doctor ;)
Posted poolside, from Hemingway's House in Key West, FL