Give yourself something fresh, healthy and a little exotic to crave with this Mediterranean recipe!
Try this crisp, delicious and extremely simple Tabouli dish!
I was out for a dinner to start 2013 in delicious style when I was served this tasty salad that originally came from Lebanon. It is one of the few times when I have eaten out and actually felt like I was eating a healthy dish that was wholesome, nutritious and tasty!
It's extremely simple to make and full of fibre thanks to the bulgar that is commonly used in tabouli (also spelled tabbouli/tabbouleh). In some variations, people like to jazz up this salad with cucumbers and pomegranate seeds and reduce the amount of bulgar. It's a flexible dish that you can play with and still have a tasty side. Want to add more fibre? Just shake a PGX Daily Singles stick into the mix!
This recipe below is from Mediterranean cuisine specialist, Denise Hazime, and only takes approximately 15 minutes to prepare! Perfect for the days when you are low on time and need to add greens to your meal ;)
- 2 large tomatoes or 2 Cups Diced tomatoes
- 1 cup chopped green onion
- 4 cups chopped parsley flat leaf
- 1 cup yellow onion chopped
- 5-8 leaves fresh mint
- 1/4 cup bulgar
- 1 tsp dry mint
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 Cup lemon juice
- 1/2 Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
Rinse bulgar in a bowl and poor off excess water, let sit for 10 minutes. Rinse and finely chop parsley and fresh mint leaves and place in a bowl. Add chopped tomato, green onion, yellow onion, and soaked bulgar and combine with parsley. In a separate small bowl combine salt, dry mint, lemon juice, olive oil and cayenne pepper then add to parsley mixture and let sit for 5 minutes before serving to allow bulgar to absorb some of the dressing. Serve with chicken or meat or by it's self. Also, can be served in individual leaves of lettuce as an appetizer.
Check out the website, DedeMed Mediterranean Cooking, to watch Denise's video and learn how to make the perfect, basic tabouli!
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