Tabbouleh

I struggled with what category to place this recipe under. Technically its a salad, but I eat it for lunch with the hummus, and I have had it as a snack before? Oh the dilemma?! I have made an executive decision and placed it under the salads… just so there is zero confusion {for me at least!}

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Now lets talk about my kitchen, its super small, but I have these great huge windows that let a lot of light in. So I do a lot of my cooking/blogging on my kitchen table {you may notice in these pics}. At the kitchen table I have a ton of more space to spread it all out and I get the good lighting. Today my sister came over to hang out and she offered to shoot this post. I love when she is here, because I get to see my niece, and Christine takes WAY better pictures then I ever could… and I pay her with lunch! It’s a total win-win situation!!
<This is probably my most favorite picture, because that is my recipe book! If I find a great recipe, or make one of my own, I jot it down in this composition notebook, it’s completely out of order, yet I know where every recipe is! I love that she captured it! She is so stinking thoughtful!


Here’s the skinny; You will need prepared bulgur wheat, two bunches of flat leaf parsley {leafs only, stems removed}, fresh mint-chopped, green onions {white and light green parts}, a clove of garlic, salt to taste, olive oil and lemon juice.


Pour 3/4 cup of boiling water over the bulgur wheat. Let it steep for about an hour, it kinda softens up the bulgur wheat and lets it bloom.


To your food processor; add the parsley, mint, green onion, garlic and salt. Pulse until every thing is minced.


In a large bowl, add the parsley mixture to the prepared bulgur wheat.


Add the lemon juice and the olive oil, and toss! Now would be when you add the tomatoes.

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Tabbouleh

My absolute FAVORITE tabbouleh recipe!

Yield: 6-8 servings

Prep Time: 1 hour

Cook Time: 0 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes

Ingredients:

3/4 cup bulgur wheat

3/4 cup boiling water

2 large bunches parsley, stems removed

1/4 cup finely minced fresh mint leaves

1/4 cup lemon juice

1/4 cup olive oil

3-4 finely chopped green onions

1 clove garlic, minced

1/2 teaspoons of kosher salt

2 Roma tomatoes, finely chopped (optional)

Directions:

In a small bowl pour the hot water over the bulgur wheat, and let the bugler wheat sit for an hour to absorb and bloom.

In a large food processor, add the parsley, mint, green onions, garlic {you may want to give it a rough chop first} and salt.

Process until finely minced.

In a large bowl combine the parsley mixture with the bulgur wheat, lemon juice and olive oil {tomatoes too if your using them}. Gently toss.

Cover and refrigerate over night.

Serve in a pita with fresh tomato, cucumber and feta or on top of hummus.

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One Response to “Tabbouleh”

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    nichole — April 30, 2010 at 1:22 pm

    Looks wonderful-they are great pics!

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