Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Kiki's Tabouleh Salad

Tabouleh is a traditional middle-eastern salad. It makes for a great side dish and can be made a few hours in advance so it's perfect for a bbq or picnic. I also love it as a light lunch tucked into a pita...delicious! It's fresh tasting and healthy and a great way to use up your garden vegetables and herbs during the summer. 

*adapted from cousin Kiki's recipe

1/2 cup bulgur
about 3/4 cup water (enough to cover bulgur)
5 cups parsley leaves, stems removed, washed and dried
2 tomatoes
3 green onions
1 bell pepper ( I like yellow, but green or red is good too)
1 diced cucumber (optional)
1 large clove garlic, minced (optional)
4 large fresh mint leaves, finely chopped (optional)
4 tbsp olive oil
3 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 tsp salt

-place bulgur in a small bowl and cover with water, set aside until all water is absorbed, about 30 minutes
-finely chop the parsley and tranfer to a serving bowl
-dice tomatoes, green onions, pepper and cucumber (if using) and add to bowl
-add bulgur and remaining ingredients and toss together to blend well
-cover and refrigerate until ready to serve

*this salad will last a few days in the fridge

*adapted from cousin Kiki's recipe

1 comment:

  1. I LOVE salads like this - healthy and delicious - great post and a recipe I will use again and again