Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Tabbouleh Salad

Tabbouleh  also called Tabouleh is a popular Arabic salad which is made of Bulgur wheat, finely chopped parsley,mint,dressed with lemon juice and olive oil mixture. It is very easy to prepare.As bulgur wheat is already parboiled  just soaking it in hot water is enough. 
Bulgur also contains more fibre and protein and has a lower glycemic index compared to white rice. So if you are looking for a healthy salad with lots of greens then try this salad.



Bulgur wheat
½ cup
1 ½ cups(approx)
Mint leaves finely chopped
¼ cup
Parsley finely chopped
½ cup
Tomato deseeded and chopped
Onion finely chopped
                          For the dressing                                       
Lemon juice
2 tblsp
Extra virgin olive oil
3 tblsp
Pepper crushed finely
½  tsp
As needed

Tabbouleh salad recipe
  • Boil 11/2 cups of water in a saucepan.When it comes to a boil add the bulgur wheat and switch off the flame. Cover and keep it for about 15-20 mins. 
  • Now rinse it once and drain in a colander.Squeeze extra water if any from the soaked bulgur.
  • In a small bowl take all the ingredients for the dressing and mix well. keep aside.
  • Take the chopped tomatoes,onions,parsley and mint in another bowl and add the soaked bulgur.Add the dressing and mix well.Adjust the seasonings to your preference.Refrigerate for atleast 30 mins before serving so that the flavours blend well.
  • The original recipe uses Scallions(spring onions) but I have used onion here.
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  1. Lavanya VenkatesanJuly 18, 2012 at 5:12 AM

    A healthy way to living. Thanks for the recipes Gayathri. Keep going!


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