• Fast Fruity Tabbouli Salad with Bacon

    by Dorothy Reinhold on November 14, 2015


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    Do you ever buy little tubs of deli-type foods and taste them, and think they could use just a bit of a little somethin’-somethin’?

    This tabbouli is fine as-is, with perfectly classic ingredients, but I wanted to make it a main dish for lunch, so I started amping it up with a few things I had. Use what you have, I always say. Try something out, and see what happens!

    In this case, a combo of two perfectly seasonal fruits — grapes and persimmon — added sweetness and crunchy texture to the salad, and a pinch of crumbled bacon added smokiness and a bit of chew.

    Suddenly, it turned from weekday to WOW!

    This hack for a tub of Trader Joe's Tabbouli morphs into Fast Fruity Tabbouli Salad & Bacon, sporting herbs, crunch, salt and sweetness, on ShockinglyDelicious.com.This makes a dandy lunch, or would be wonderful as a side salad for dinner, or even, dare I say, with turkey?

    Fast Fruity Tabbouli Salad with Bacon

    Prep Time: 10 minutes

    Total Time: 10 minutes

    Yield: 4-6 servings

    Herbs, grains, fruit, bacon -- this salad has it all, whether you use it as a side or a main dish.

    Ingredients

    Directions

    1. Spoon tabbouli into a large mixing bowl. Quarter the grapes, and cut the persimmon in a small dice (you can leave the skin on), and add to the bowl, along with the bacon and oil.
    2. Stir gently to combine well and mound into a serving bowl. If making ahead, chill. Can be served straight from the refrigerator or nearer to room temperature (although it has bacon, so don't leave it out for hours on end).
    3. Serves 5-6 as a side salad dish, or fewer as a main dish.

    Notes

    Recipe source: Dorothy Reinhold | Shockingly Delicious

    http://www.shockinglydelicious.com/fast-fruity-tabbouli-salad-with-bacon/

    Ingredients for Fast Fruity Tabbouli Salad with Bacon on ShockinglyDelicious.comYes, I know I took a vegan tabbouli salad and I put bacon in it. You must forgive me.

    Fast Fruity Tabbouli Salad with Bacon dish on ShockinglyDelicious.com

    What are Christmas Crunch grapes?

    Christmas Crunch GrapesChristmas Crunch is a new variety of seedless red grape that is slightly larger and much sweeter than the standard red seedless. It has a pronounced crunchy texture and is named for its very late-season availability that takes it through the holidays. Unbidden quote from my husband: “Wow, what are these grapes? These are the best grapes I’ve ever had!” Ask for them in your produce department.

    Disclosure: Melissa’s Produce sent the grapes and persimmon for recipe development. Hormel sent the bacon and compensation for my time on this post.



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