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Delicious summer side dish for meat on the barbie, but it can function as a full meal for me if served on top of some Boston Lettuce:
A pile of cooked white rice (Basmati is best). Or couscous instead.
Cool rice to cool or room temp. Then add:
roughly chopped - peeled and seeded - cucumber roughly chopped tomatoes roughly chopped (halved) Greek olives lots of chopped fresh Italian parsley not too much chopped fresh oregano chopped red onion lots of crumbled feta cheese
(you can add some chopped red, green, and/or yellow bell peppers too if you want.)
Salt and pepper, fresh-squeezed lemon juice to taste, then toss with your best olive oil. Serve cool or room temp.
You should also add some lovage. It really is delicious.
Apologies for linking to the socio-fascist Guardian.