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
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.