Tabouleh is a refreshing classic Lebanese dish. Tabouleh salad is made with fresh parsley, tomatoes, scallions and bulgur wheat with a simple olive oil, lemon and salt dressing.
I can’t believe Memorial Day is right around the corner. School will be over in a few weeks and then… hello summer!
I LOVE summer. It’s probably my favorite time of the year. The warm weather, the pool, the beach… And most of all, I love what I call “summer food”. I don’t know about you, but when the weather gets really hot, all I want to eat is fresh, light food. Lots of fruit and veggies, salads… Hmmm
So here’s an idea for you. How about you make this Memorial Day a “Meatless Monday Memorial Day” , middle eastern / mediterranean style? I’m thinking you can serve this tabouleh salad with , hummus, fatoush, spring onions with romesco sauce and a nice potato omelette (tortilla de patatas), maybe??
Think about it. It could be the beginning of a new tradition…
Have a great Holiday weekend!
- 1½ cup bulgur wheat
- 1 cup of boiling water (filtered or bottled)
- 4 medium tomatoes, diced
- 4 scallions, sliced
- 3 big bunches of parsley, finely chopped (better to use a food processor)
- ¾ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 1/3 cup olive oil
- 1/2 tsp Salt or to taste
- Rinse the bulgur wheat and soak covered in 1 cup of boiling water for about 15 minutes, until it has absorbed all or most of the water.
- In a large bowl, mix soaked bulgur wheat, squeeze any water from bulgur wheat if necessary.
- Add tomatoes, scallions and parsley.
- Add lemon, olive oil and salt and mix well.
- ENJOY! From May I have that recipe
- Tabouleh salad can be made 1-2 days ahead, but we recommend you had the tomatoes just before serving.
- Tabouleh will last in the fridge for 2-3 days
- Even though this salad is traditionally made with bulgur wheat you can make tabouleh with couscous or quinoa.
- Serving Size: 1 cup
- Calories: 190
- Sugar: 2
- Sodium: 165
- Fat: 10
- Saturated Fat: 1.4
- Unsaturated Fat: 8
- Trans Fat: 0
- Carbohydrates: 24
- Fiber: 5
- Protein: 4.3
- Cholesterol: 0