Saturday, October 22, 2011

tabbouleh salad

this salad is another simple recipe straight outta my new favorite cookbook, mad hungry. tabbouleh is a light, refreshing and lemony salad that is super filling when piled into pita bread with some salty feta shards and a smear of hummus.

first, you rinse the cracked bulgur wheat in cold water, then place in a large bowl to soak for 20 minutes, covered in cold water. drain and put in a large bowl.

dice up your cucumber and tomatoes. chop your mint and parsley. zest and juice a lemon and add olive oil + salt. mix it all up and let it hang out in the fridge so that all the flavors can mingle and get happy!

eat as is, stuff into pita bread or eat with some warmed or grilled lavash or naan.


tabbouleh salad  from mad hungry cookbook

1/2 cup bulgur
2 tomatoes, diced
3 scallions, white and green parts, thinly sliced
2 to 3 cups chopped parsley, stems removed
1 cucumber, peeled and diced
1/2 cup fresh mint, chopped
1/4 tsp fresh lemon zest
2T fresh lemon juice
1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/2 tsp or more, to taste


  1. That's Italian (flat leaf) parsley, right? I've never had tabbouleh. How did I miss this?

  2. i used flat leaf parsley since it was what i had on hand, but the recipe said curly parsley so either will work.