Tabouli Recipe

Tabouli

Tabouli

Tabouli is originally a Lebanese dish as far as I know. It was not that common in Egypt until the last decade. Now, Cairo has so many Lebanese and Syrian restaurants where Tabouli has become a favorite to so many Egyptians. Usually, it does not include garlic or cumin but I added them since all Egyptian salads must include those 2 ingredients 🙂 This is so good for healthy diet as it cleanses the body but try to change the recipe below and put a maximum of 1 tablespoon of olive oil, I do that all the time and it still tastes so good! Enjoy!

Ingredients
1 cup grade #2 Bulgar wheat (you could replace that with quinoa as well)
3 bunches of chopped parsley (I like it to be very small)
1 bunch fresh mint leaves or 1 tablespoon dried mint if not available.
1 bunch of chopped green onions (very small pieces)
3 seeded and diced tomatoes (remove the seeds so it does not become watery)
2 minced garlic cloves
1 lime juice
1 teaspoon red vinegar
1/8 teaspoon cumin
1/4 cup olive oil
Salt and pepper
optional: feta cheese squares and fried pita bread cut into medium pieces
Wash bulgur and soak it in hot water for at least 1-2 hours.
Drain and squeeze the bulgur using your hands or paper towel. Set aside for now.
Bulgur

Bulgur

Chop the parsley and mint using the food processor.
Chop the green onions as well, I do it by hand.
Chopped parsley

Chopped parsley

Chop the tomatoes into small pieces by hand, about 1/4 “.
In a bowl, mix all the above with the bulgur, garlic and everything else.
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For an extra twist, you can add some fried pita bread and feta cheese squares. Enjoy!

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