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Tabouli Feast

October 16, 2007

Since there has been a lot of frying/cheesing going on around here, we went shopping today for TONS of veggies/fruits/whole grains to make up for some crappy college eating. Tabouli has always been a favorite of mine, but I never thought to make it myself! I cannot tell you how delicious & simple this food is. Besides a lot of chopping, it’s just a “plop it all into the bowl” type of dish. And it’s a pretty damn well-rounded meal too. Super fresh & wholesome. This recipe makes quite a lot, so halve it if you aren’t able to consume it within a couple of days. I don’t think we’ll have much trouble there.

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Tabouli

2 cups bulghur
2 cups boiling water
1 cucumber, diced
2-3 tomatoes, diced
1 bunch green onions, sliced
2 cups chopped fresh parsley
1/2 cup chopped fresh mint (I used spearmint)
1 clove garlic, minced
3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/2 cup lemon juice
2 teaspoons each salt & pepper

Pour the boiling water over the bulghur; let sit, uncovered, for about 1/2 hour until the water is absorbed. Plop everything, including the soaked bulghur into a huge bowl. Stir to combine. This is even better after sitting a while & is really at its tastiest at room temperature. Goes well with pita, hummus, falafel, & any other delectable, savory, Middle Eastern treats.

I also baked a Lentil & Mushroom Loaf tonight, but haven’t taken photos of the finished product. The red lentils are rather pretty though…

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. baliwhat permalink
    October 17, 2007 7:18 pm

    I LOVE tabouli, but the closest I’ve ever come to making it is using the boxed mix where you add oil & tomatoes 😛 I think I will try this. Thanks!

  2. October 17, 2007 9:20 pm

    Yes, DO try it. It’s not much harder to make than the boxed sort & is so much fresher tasting!

  3. Lisa permalink
    April 19, 2008 2:50 am

    Made the tabouli recipe tonight. It was delicious and so easy to make. Everyone really enjoyed it. Even those who are picky eaters and were very skeptical about trying it!
    Thanks for a great dinner!~

  4. May 30, 2008 5:40 pm

    Oh, Lisa, I’m so happy that the tabouli went over well. It really is much tastier than it looks, I feel.

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