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I can’t believe Memorial Day is right around the corner. School will be over in a few weeks and then… hello summer!

I LOVE summer. It’s probably my favorite time of the year. The warm weather, the pool, the beach… And most of all, I love what I call “summer food”. I don’t know about you, but when the weather gets really hot, all I want to eat is fresh, light food. Lots of fruit and veggies, salads… Hmmm

So here’s an idea for you. How about you make this Memorial Day a “Meatless Monday Memorial Day” , middle eastern / mediterranean style? I’m thinking, humus, fatoush and tabouleh salad, spring onions with romesco sauce and a nice potato omelette  maybe??

Think about it. It could be the beginning of a new tradition…

Have a great Holiday weekend!


Prep time: 25 minutes
Ingredients (serves 5)

  • 1½ cup bulgur wheat
  • 1 cup of water (filtered or bottled)
  • 4 medium tomatoes, diced
  • 4 scallions, chopped
  • 3 big bunches of parsley, finely chopped (better to use a food processor)
  • ¾ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • Salt to taste
  1. Rinse the burlgur wheat and soak in 1 cup of water for about 15 minutes, until it has absorbed all or most of the water.
  2. In a large bowl, mix soaked bulgur wheat, tomatoes, scallions and parsley.
  3. Add lemon, olive oil and salt and mix well.
  4. ENJOY! From May I have that recipe