Thursday, November 3, 2011


     I have been having an obsession with Greek food for a while now and thought I would share with you a pretty straight forward easy recipe for tabouleh. It goes great as a side dish or mixed with hummus, and you can also eat it with falafels of course.

1 cup of fine cracked wheat (bulgur)
1/2 minced green onions
1 cup of fresh parsely
1/2 cup finely chopped fresh mint
4 medium coarsely chopped tomatoes
2 lemon's fresh lemon juice
Salt and freshly ground pepper
1/4 cup of olive oil

    Step 1: Soak the cracked wheat in enough water to cover and let soak for 1 to 2 hours. Drain well and squeeze it as dry as possible.

    Step 2: Place the cracked wheat in a bowl and add the green onions, parsely, mint, and tomatoes. Toss and then stir in the lemon juice, salt, pepper, and olive oil and let sit for about 30 to 45 minutes. Ready to serve.

  Note: The longer you wait the more of the flavor with be absorbed by the cracked wheat which makes this an awesome leftover dish as well. I often will make the full recipe and eat this dish all week as a side dish to my main meal or as a snack with hummus and pita bread.

Serves: 8