Monday, August 25, 2014


Tabouleh, where have you been all my life?  Perhaps I led such a sheltered life or my home town which was primarily Italian or of Slavic descent, did not import from Tabouleh's country of origin.  Mostly from Lebanon and Syria this grain is loaded with high fiber, magnesium and Vitamin C.  It boasts no cholesterol and is low in saturated fat!  

Tabouleh is the name for a salad dish made from bulgur.  Nowadays,  you can readily find it in any store.  I like it because it seems to curb cravings while filling me up.  I cheated a bit and bought the brand Near East Tabouleh which already has a spice pack inside.  Next time it'll be from scratch!  Try may like it!

Tabouleh Salad

1 box "Near East" Tabouleh

6-7 cherry tomatoes, chopped

1 green onion, chopped

1 roasted red or yellow bell pepper, chopped

1 heaping tsp of fresh parsley, chopped

1 Tbsp lemon juice

1 Tbsp olive oil

handful of pine nuts for garnish

In a large bowl put tabouleh and packet provided with box.  Add 1 cup of boiling water, stir and refrigerate for 30 minutes.  Add the remaining ingredients mixing well.  Chill for at least an hour or better yet, overnight as the flavors blend.  Serve with more pine nuts (optional).  Soooo good!

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