Jackie decided on a cracked-wheat-and-parsley salad for the lunch break.
By cyclonebill - Tabbouleh, CC BY-SA 2.0,
It’s important to chop the ingredients by hand; the food processor tends to make mush. Make sure the parsley is washed and dried well. If you’re making this ahead of time, don’t add the lemon juice until just before serving.
"I hope you like this. It's called ta-bouleh. Very popular in Syria."
Mrs. Grange settled her bulk on a stool and eyed the bowl
doubtfully. "It doesn't have any of that funny stuff in it, does it?"