Middle East recipe: Tabouleh salad

Ingredients:

2/3 cup  bulgur wheat
1/2 cup fresh mint, chopped
1-1/2 cups fresh parsley, chopped
1 large tomato, diced
1 medium cucumber, peeled, seeded and diced
2/3 cup green onions, chopped
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
pinch of salt

Method:

Soak bulgur wheat in cold water for 2 hours (or as directed on package). Drain well, squeezing out any excess water.

Mix all ingredients together in large bowl. Cover and chill.

Serve tabouleh mounded on a bed of lettuce, accompanied by extra lettuce leaves, lemon wedges and warm pita bread.

 

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Comments

this recipe is great with kebabs cooked on the BBQ wrapped in Mountain Bread.Yummo :)

Location

Launceston, Australia

Very nice recipe. I too used only 1/2 cup of bulghur wheat and it tasted lovely. 1 cup Italian parsley suited me too as well as 1/2 cup spring onion. Wonderful recipe. Will keep this to try again.

Location

Auckland, NZ

very tasty. You can substitute quinoa for the bulghar and it is great

Location

cos cob ct

Turkish food is delish this is a must. Also try putting this onto of pitta bread with fresh lemon and yogurt.

Location

Armenia

If you want to take this up a notch use quartered grape tomatos, they are usually sweeter. Also, crush a clove or two of garlic into the oil and let it infuse while the bulghur is soaking. Serve with a side of hummus and this is just a phenomenally tasty, simple and satisfying dish.

Location

Cambridge, MA, USA

Very good, we have a similar salad in Indian cusine called KACHUMAR, but your ingridient is better so it makes a great Tabouleh.

Location

New York

having traveled much the americas and far east, my impression is still... that wonderful food is the greatest gateway to appreciating your neighbor...your future friend!

Location

tampa, florida

All you need to do is decrease the quantiity of bulghur to 1/2 cup and I sure the real taste of Tabouleh will be achieved. Infact I even added one small tomato extra and it turned out excellent. Thanks for the lovely recipe.

Location

UAE

I haven't tried it yet. I was looking for a recipe and found several on-line. This one was nice and clear and sounds simple (almost). I just have a question for Christina -- how do you squeeze extra water out of the bulghur? Are you draining it in a dish towel?Thanks for sharing your recipe!Linda

Location

El Cerrito, CA

Nice and simple but people think you have spent ages. Very tasty.

Location

UK

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