Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Tabouli Salad (Frugal Food Thursday)


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This summer has just been crazy - I really haven't had a lot of time to create new recipes. So this week I'm featuring one of my favorite summer salads, Tabouli (or Tabbouleh).

I love the combination of the bulgur wheat, parsley, scallions, olive oil, and spices. It's a very flexible recipe - just add whatever raw vegetables you have, chop them fine (maybe in the food processor), and add them to the bulgur. If you have some fresh mint, it would go great in here! But I am too frugal to make that special purchase. Maybe I will grow some in a pot to use it in this recipe.

Here's the recipe:


2 cups water
1 cup coarse bulgur wheat
1 bunch scallions, sliced
2 Roma tomatoes, chopped
2 Kirby cucumbers, peeled and chopped
1 bunch Italian parsley, stems removed
2 garlic cloves, peeled
1/4 cup olive oil
2 tbsp. lemon jusice
salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

Boil water in a small saucepan.  Add bulgur wheat, cover saucepan, and turn off heat, leaving saucepan on burner.  Allow bulgur to steam until all the water has been absorbed, about 10-15 minutes.  Meanwhile, slice scallions, tomatoes, and cucmbers.  Place parsley and garlic in a food processor and process until finely chopped.  When bulgur is finished, place in a large mixing bowl and add scallions, tomatoes, cucumbers, parsley, and garlic.  Drizzle olive oil and lemon juice into the bowl and toss thoroughly.  Add salt and pepper to taste.  Either serve warm or put in refrigerator for 1 hour to allow flavors to blend.

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Debbie @ Easy Natural Food July 12, 2012 at 1:17 AM  

I'm sharing my Asparagus and Bacon Pasta Salad w/ Creamy Basil Pesto Dressing and my latest vegetable ferment - Savoy Cabbage, Carrot and Ginger. Thanks for hosting!

mjskit July 12, 2012 at 5:23 AM  

Delicious looking Tabouli! I haven't had that in ages. YUM! I inadvertently linked up my apricot jam again, so if you want to delete it, please do so. Thanks for hosting and hope you're having a great week.

Chaya July 12, 2012 at 12:01 PM  

This looks yummy. I made tabouli with quinoa because I can't have the barley.

NenaS October 7, 2012 at 3:41 AM  

The Tabouli Salad sounds really good! I've never tried bulgur before, but I love quinoa and couscous, so it's probably similar? I'll have to make this! Thanks for the recipe!

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