This is such a delicious and simple summer salad. It is also especially good for you as parsley is one of the most nutritious vegetables and the addition of grain makes it a bit more substantional. No wonder it's a classic.
2 bunches parsley
1 bunch scallions
1 cucumber or zucchini
1/2 cup bulgur wheat or quinoa for a gluten free option
10-15 mint or lemon balm leaves (optional)
4 tbsp fresh lemon or lime juice
1/2 cup olive oil
Soak barley in hot water for about 45 minutes, or cook quinoa. Finely chop parsley and mint. Dice scallions and cucumber. Combine lemon juice and olive oil. Add all vegetables and grains to a bowl and pour dressing on top. Season with salt and pepper and mix. Taste and add more dressing if necessary.