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Tabbouleh

Tabbouleh

Tabbouleh  

It is a salad  widely prepared in Arab world and Middle East. It is a combination of fresh ingredients with bulgur and seasoned accordingly.

Regional Dish:  Middle East

Cuisine Style: Mediterranean | Cooking Time 30  mins | Take it  as such | Type Snack/ meal |Quantity 4 servings| Shelf Life : 2 days

Appx. Nutritional values calculated for 1 serving ( 1cup)

Calories (165Kcal), Carbohydrates (22 g), Protein (4 g), Fat (6g).

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup bulgur ( coarse whole wheat ravva )
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 3tbs olive oil
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • ½ cup chopped green onions
  • ½  diced tomatoes
  • ½ diced cucumber ( green keera)
  • ½ cup finely chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 tbs finely chopped fresh mint
  • 2 finely minced garlic
  • 2 finely minced green chilies (optional)
  • Salt and pepper according to taste

Method:

  1. Combine bulgur and boiling water in a large bowl. Cover, and set aside to soak for 30 minutes.
  2. After 30 minutes the bulgur absorbs water and doubles the size , squeeze excess water if any and put in to a big bowl and fluff it up with a fork
  3. To this  add all the above ingredients and mix well ; adjust the seasoning.
  4.  Serve at room temperature or chill for at least 1 hour to serve cold.

 

Variations: Adding finely grated carrot, Adding cooked chickpeas (garbanzo beans),Adding raosted egg plant, rasoted red , green and yellow peppers, Adding cooked broccoli, asparagus, cherry tomaotes , olives , feta cheese, Making tabbouleh using quinoa , Making tabbouleh using couscous .

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