Tabbouleh

Tabbouleh, a traditional Lebanese salad is in my opinion, is the salad of all salads. This salad has only recently gained popularity here in the United States. I found that most of the tabbouleh recipes that are posted online are “hybrids” with added ingredients. Here is the traditional way of making this delicious healthy salad. Why do I call it healthy? Well, it contains bulgur which as we all know is high in fiber and protein. But the other key ingredient is parsley… and lots of it! Most people use parsley as a garnish to decorate their food. But parsley is more than “just a pretty face.” It fights cancer, enhances your immune system, regulates your blood pressure, and contains Vitamin C,  B 12, K and A. 

Skill level: Easy
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Tabbouleh
Serves 6
Traditional "Lebanese" Salad
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Prep Time
30 min
Total Time
30 min
Prep Time
30 min
Total Time
30 min
Ingredients
  1. 3 bunches curly leaf parsley (see note #1 below)
  2. 2 or 3 scallions finely chopped
  3. 5 or 6 Roma tomatoes
  4. 1/2 green bell pepper finely diced
  5. 1/2 cup fresh mint finely chopped
  6. 1/4 cup fine bulgur #1 size, rinsed
Dressing
  1. 1/4 cup lemon juice
  2. 1/2 cup olive oil
  3. 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
  4. 1/4 teaspoon red pepper
Instructions
  1. Combine the first 6 ingredients in a bowl.
  2. Prepare the dressing.
  3. Pour the dressing over the parsley tomato mix.
  4. Serve with Romaine lettuce.
♣ Notes
  1. 1. I prefer to use the curly parsley although there are those who prefer to make tabbouleh using flat leaf parsley.
  2. 2. Authentic Lebanese tabbouleh contains more parsley than bulgur.
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