I just found out what tabbouleh is, and I am in love! This seems to be the perfect food. Lunch, dinner; winter or summer, I could eat this on any occasion. After trying a few different recipes, I have finally found an easy recipe that’s so simple for weeknights when I’m running around. There’s very little effort involved.
Now, I did learn that there are many different ways to make this, and the usual way is with little grain and more greens. Every recipe is a little different, so use this one as a basic guide and then taper it to your liking (but personally, I LOVE this way and hope you will too!).
It’s also very healthy and natural, perfect for the person who’s on a diet, trying to lose some weight or just keep on being healthy!
What You Need:
1 Cup Bulghar wheat (soaked in 1 cup of water)
1 bunch parsley (finely chopped)
2 TBSP mint (finely chopped)
3 tomatoes (diced)
1 can pitted black olives
3 TBSP olive oil
4 TBSP lemon juice
1 Scallion (diced, optional)
Salt to taste
What You Do:
Make sure the wheat is soaked then add the oil and lemon juice. Mix and let sit for about 30 minutes
Add the parsley, mint, tomatoes and olives. Mix together and serve
Messiness – If you’re feeling lazy (and aren’t planning on serving it to anyone), then you can make it all from start to finish in one bowl. Once all the water is soaked up, just continue adding the ingredients.
Simplicity – There was no cooking involved and minimal prep. It’s a simple side dish that you can easily prepare when making a main dish, or doing something else (like watch a Lakers game).
Budget – The bulghar wheat costs about $5 but is will give you over 4 cups. Other than that, the herbs are cheap (especially if you’re one of those lucky ones who have an herb garden 🙂 )This will quickly become one of your go-to meals.
Delicious Factor – This is one of those things that tastes really healthy in an excellent way. It gets a 5/5 in my book! If you have any tips about how you love to make your tabbouleh I’d love to hear it!