Tabbouleh, also spelled tabouli or tabouleh, is a traditional Middle Eastern salad made of parsley, tomatoes, onions, and bulgur wheat. It is typically seasoned with lemon juice, olive oil, and a variety of herbs and spices.
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Tabbouleh is a refreshing and healthy salad that is perfect for any occasion. The combination of fresh herbs, vegetables, and bulgur wheat, along with the lemon juice and olive oil dressing, make it a delicious and nutritious dish that is sure to please. Give it a try and enjoy the taste of Middle Eastern cuisine!
- 1 cup fine bulgur wheat
- 1 1/2 cups boiling water
- 1/2 cup chopped parsley
- 1/2 cup diced tomatoes
- 1/4 cup diced red onions
- 1/4 cup chopped mint leaves
- 1/4 cup lemon juice
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley, for garnish
- In a large bowl, combine the bulgur wheat and boiling water. Let it sit for 20 minutes, or until the water is absorbed and the bulgur is tender.
- In the same bowl, add the parsley, tomatoes, onions, mint leaves, lemon juice, olive oil, salt, black pepper, cumin, cinnamon, and allspice. Mix well.
- Allow the tabbouleh to sit for at least 30 minutes, or overnight in the refrigerator, to allow the flavors to meld together.
- Before serving, give it a good stir and garnish with chopped parsley.
- Tabbouleh can be served as a side dish or as a main course if you add some protein like chicken, beef or lamb.
- You can adjust the amount of lemon juice and olive oil to your liking.
- You can add more vegetables like cucumber, radish or lettuce for extra flavor and color.
- You can use different types of herbs like cilantro or basil instead of parsley and mint.
- You can also add some fresh fruits like pomegranate or orange for additional flavor.