Leaving aside the sandwich's weird name—several of the cafe's specialties have equally goofy labels—it's a winning package of lightly dressed-almost fluffy-tuna salad and tabbouleh that's loaded with finely minced parsley and lemon juice, sweetened with diced tomatoes, and lightly bound with bulgur.
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Traditional Lebanese tabbouleh is essentially parsley salad dressed in lemon juice and olive oil, with a few grains, tomatoes, scallions, and mint thrown in for variety. Admittedly, I'm not too crazy about the dish. Sure it's fun to pronounce and undoubtedly healthy, but I find it pretty dry, and eating a forkful kind of makes me feel like a bunny.
One of the most exciting things about summer is how cheap herbs are at the Greenmarket. I spend the winter making mournful calculations when I read recipes: do I really want to spend $10 on fresh herbs for a single...