Friday, June 10, 2011

Feta-Watermelon Tabbouleh

I found the perfect Tabbouleh recipe last year and haven't really wanted to try another one since. Until, I saw a Tabbouleh recipe that had watermelon in it. Watermelon is my favorite food. I usually don't do anything to it, because I just want to eat it the way it is. But, last summer I tried a delicious watermelon salad that absolutely converted me to combining watermelon with savory ingredients like feta cheese. And dressing it with olive oil mixtures.

I decided I wanted to make this particular Tabbouleh with quinoa instead of bulgur, because I had quinoa on hand and I wanted to make a big batch of it to use with other ingredients as well.
It worked. I think bulgur has more of a bite/crunch to it, but the quinoa was really good in this salad.

Overall, I really liked the combination of flavors and thought this was a great take on Tabbouleh. This would be a great side for a summer dinner, or a main dish for that watermelon lover that might be out there in your midst.

Here is the recipe for Feta- Watermelon Tabbouleh from Everyday with Rachael Ray Magazine
* I used quinoa instead of bulgur- I cooked one cup of quinoa in 2 1/4 cups water for 15 minutes and then used half of that in this tabbouleh

4 comments:

Janie said...

I am glad you posted this. I have been looking for cool summer recipes, and I was tried of plain feta and watermelon..I also think I like your change to quinoa.

Pam @ From Apples To Zucchini said...

This sounds amazing and I can't wait to try it! I just found your blog and can't wait to look around now that I've subscribed!

Michele said...

I remember eating tabbouleh several times as a kid growing up. My dad used to make it for his middle-eastern work functions occasionally. I have only made it once as an adult but I enjoy it's bright flavor and the lightness of the dish. This looks like an interesting twist, with the watermelon and Greek-inspired ingredients. I do love Greek salads though!

Inside a British Mum's Kitchen said...

Such a great hot weather dish, I would never have thought of using watermelon! Great post - thanks for the recipe
Mary