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Tabouli.. Healthy, Simple and Delicious!

April 14, 2014
1 Ratings
Photo by www.orangeblossomwater.net
  • Serves 4-6
Author Notes

This is our family's recipe which has been handed down for many generations, and is included in virtually every family gathering by popular demand! Everyone, from the little ones to the grandparents, love Tabouli, so when we make it, it's a big production! It's healthy, delicious, and one of those dishes that will have the kids lining up to take home if there are any leftovers. —Mary

What You'll Need
  • 1/2 cup 2 Bulghur (cracked wheat), soaked in cool water.
  • 2 large, flavorful tomatoes, ripe, but firm
  • 1 bunch scallions, thin and young, if available
  • 1 bunch curly or flat leaf parsley
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  • 1/4 cup olive oil, your preference
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Optional fresh or dried mint to taste
  1. After bulghur has soaked for approximately 10-20 minutes, test it, and if it is no longer crunchy, drain the water. You can use a sieve, and then squeeze the rest of the water out by hand.
  2. Wash parsley and remove from stem. Dry thoroughly, using a kitchen towel or a salad spinner. Chop finely or pulse in food processor.
  3. Chop scallions into a 1/4" dice. If the white bulbs are large, quarter them before chopping. Include the tender light green part of the onion.
  4. Cut tomatoes into a small dice, no larger tnan 1/4". Tomatoes and scallions should be fairly uniform in size.
  5. Add tomatoes, parsley and scallions to a large mixing bowl, and begin adding the bulghur until there is an even mixture of the ingredients. Mix well.
  6. Pour most of the olive oil and lemon juice over the salad, and continue adding to taste, along with the salt, pepper and optional mint. Refrigerate for at least an hour or two before serving. Since the Bulghur absorbs the flavors, you will probabaly have to slightly re-adjust the seasonings again.
  7. Tabouli is wonderful wrapped up in Pita bread that has been spread with Hummous for a quick lunch, or used in place of lettuce in wraps, and it's also a great substitute for dinner salads. !

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2 Reviews

elizab March 22, 2020
Very easy and delicious. I personally like more lemon juice, but a recipe worth saving.
Mary April 14, 2014
I'm awaiting permission to use a photo, and hopefully will post one soon. If not, I'm hoping to make some Tabouli this week, and will make sure to take a picture.