Tabbouleh

Tabbouleh is a classic Middle Eastern salad made with fresh herbs like parsley, mint & tomatoes. Serve this tart salad with a scoop of hummus and warm pita!

 INGREDIENTS ( Makes 8 servings)
1 cup bulghur wheat
1 1/2 cups boiling water
1/2 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (4 lemons)
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 cup minced scallions, white and green parts
1 cup chopped fresh mint leaves
1 cup chopped flat-leaf parsley
1/4 cup white wine vinegar
1 hothouse cucumber, unpeeled, seeded, finely chopped
2 cups cherry tomatoes, finely chopped
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
3 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
METHOD
Bring water to a boil. Add bulgur  lemon juice, olive oil, salt and pepper to a large bowl.  Pour boiling water over bowl and allow to stand at room temperature for about 45 minutes.
In a large bowl, combine the scallions, mint, parsley, cucumber, tomatoes, vinegar, and  2 teaspoons salt. Cover and refrigerate. When bulgur has absorbed all of the liquid, add it to the bowl. Adjust seasonings and serve immediately or chilled. with whole wheat pita bread.



Shop books by Laura and Lisa to tune in to the power of positive nutrition