Taboule and Fresh Veggie Salad

Taboule is a Middle Eastern style wheat salad.  Mix it with your choice of fresh veggies, a little lemon and oil for a different summertime salad.

Ingredients:

1 box Taboule mix wheat salad

1 cucumber, chopped

1 yellow or red bell pepper

1/2 cup Feta cheese

1/2 cup pitted, sliced Kalamata olives

2 teaspoons fresh mint, chopped

2 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice

1/4 cup olive oil

salt/pepper to taste

DSC01455In a large bowl place, Taboule wheat, spice packet and1 cup of boiling water.  Cover and allow it to sit 30 minutes in the refrigerator.

DSC01457Slice the cucumber, then cut in quarters.

DSC01458Next, slice the peppers.

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Assemble the rest of the ingredients: olives, crumbled feta, chopped mint

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Whisk together olive oil and lemon juice.  Retrieve the Taboule from the refrigerator and toss with the veggies, mint, olives and cheese.  Add the lemon olive oil, salt and pepper. Mix well.  Cover again and chill 1 hour or overnight before serving.  We found that after this point the salad need a little more oil and a splash of rice wine vinegar to freshen it up before serving.

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