Recently we were visiting some friends of ours for dinner and they served a light meal of hummus with veggies and pita. But then - there was something new. Something I had heard of before, but never tried. Of course being a good role model for my kids, as well as a gracious guest, I took a small portion of this new and interesting dish. As we enjoyed our meal and conversation I realized I went back for not only a second serving of this new dish, but also a third!
Tabbouleh is the classic bulgur salad of the Mediterranean, and man is it good.
The combination of fresh herbs and spices in this dish was so refreshingly satisfying. I couldn’t wait to make this at home!!
Enjoy it with some warm pita slices or flat bread. Delicious! What you will need:
1 cup of dry bulgur wheat
1½ cups of boiling water
1 tsp salt
¼ cup fresh lemon juice
¼ cup olive oil
3 medium garlic cloves, crushed
Black pepper, to taste
4 scallions, minced (whites and greens)
1 cup of packed parsley, minced
15 fresh mint leaves, minced (if using dried mint it’s about 2 Tbs – but use fresh…it makes the dish!)
2 medium tomatoes, diced
Combine bulgur and boiling water in a medium bowl. Cover and let stand for about 25 – 30 minutes, until the bulgur is tender.
Add salt, lemon juice, olive oil, garlic and black pepper and mix thoroughly. Cover and refrigerate until about 30 minutes before serving. Then stir in remaining ingredients. Enjoy with warm pita slices or flat bread.