“Arabian Nights” Tabbouleh Salad Recipe
for the NEW App Uniform Foodies
No, I am not dating, and I already have a man in my life who used to be in uniform – that’s my dad who used to be in the Royal Navy, so let me explain the title of today’s post. I am part of a small team of bloggers who are creating recipes to be uploaded to the new recipe app called “Uniform Foodies” which is being launched soon. The app was created by Michelin star Chef Michael Caines, who has linked up with (pardon the pun) the popular dating site Uniformdating.com. The app will be released on Friday the 13th June (let’s hope it’s a lucky day for the release) and features favourite recipes (with images) as voted by our uniformed professionals…….such as curries, fish and chips and salads…..the culinary “popularity” breakdown from each uniformed section was as follows:
Police Officers: Fish and Chips
Armed Forces: Curries
Doctors: Fish and Chips
I have to say I was surprised to see that doctors voted for fish and chips, (with nurses being very healthy and opting for salads) and that there was no pasta or pizza in the list, as well as burgers or pies too. As part of the brief we were all asked to create a recipe based on the top favourites, and I decided to go all healthy as well as exotic and devise a salad…..my salad is not the leafy type, but is an exotic blend of herbs with tabbouleh and chicken; to further add to the protein content, I also added some feta cheese as well as some toasted almond flakes for crunch and texture plus marigold petals for colour, and because I have them growing in my garden right now!
My salad was originally called “One Thousand and One Nights” which I thought was quite witty given that nurses probably work that many night shifts, but I changed it to Arabian Nights as it was too long! It’s perfect for any lunch box meals, as well as for picnics and lunches at home; it would also make a fabulous salad for the buffet table and vegetarians need not be alarmed, as you can ditch the chicken and add roasted peppers or other vegetables – aubergines and courgettes would be good too. There is no need to scatter marigold petals over the top, if you aren’t into that sort of thing, but is does make a splash of colour and I rather like the taste of them.
So, here is my #UniformFoodies app offering – and here’s hoping that someone makes it and falls in love with the salad as well as their date for the night! As soon as the app has been launched and released, I will pop back and add the link here for those of you who are interested in seeing what recipes are featured. (**The app has now been released and is listed below) That’s all for tonight, I will be back tomorrow with my TOP TEN Burger Recipes for Father’s Day as well as a NEW burger recipe from me, see you then, Karen
PERFECT for packed lunches too!
This recipe is DEFINITELY simple and in season, and for that very reason it is an ideal candidate for Ren’s Simple & In Season challenge, which I have not had time to enter for a while!
**Download Here: Uniform Foodies App
Disclosure: I received a supermarket voucher in order the purchase the ingredients for this challenge. I am not linked or affiliated in any way to Uniformdating.com and all opinions are my own.