Categories: Diet, Meal

Slim Fast Review – Roasted Vegetable Tabbouleh Salad Recipe by Slim Fast

Followers of the Slim-Fast diet eat 3 snacks, 2 shakes or bars and 1 "proper" healthy meal per day. On its UK website, Slim-Fast provides 31 suggested recipes that can be used by followers of its diet, and which count as healthy, proper meals. As Slim-Fast dieters only get to eat one real meal per day, it is essential that this one meal per day is appealing and appetising. Otherwise, we suspect that most people wouldn't last long! In this second in a new series of articles we review another of these 31 recipes - Roasted Vegetable Tabbouleh Salad (a photo of which is included in this review).Method for this recipe.Note that the following makes 4 servings of the salad. Once cooked, the salad will not keep particularly well - if you are cooking for less than 4 people, I therefore suggest reducing the quantities proportionately.My opinion of this recipe.I remember the first time I ate Tabbouleh - I was sitting outside a castle in Syria, it was about 100 degrees celcius, the sun was shining and everything was good with the world since I was just setting out on my first around the world trip. The second time I ate Tabbouleh, I was in my flat in England (I had by that point, unfortunately, returned to working in London). The man cooking the Tabbouleh was staying with my via Couchsurfing, and was born and bred in Lebanese. He was following his mother's recipe. Both of these dishes of Tabbouleh were memorable for all the right reasons - the perfect balance of oil and lemon juice, the bite from some finely diced red onion, masses and masses of fresh parsley, and beautifully-textured bulghur wheat. Unfortunately, this Slim-Fast version is a sad variation of what is, rightly in my opinion, a classic dish. I would be ashamed calling this Tabbouleh. It isn't. Frankly, I don't what it is. I certainly wouldn't cook it again.

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