TABBOULEH SALAD

An easy Middle Eastern salad made with fresh parsley, mint, bulgar wheat, tomatoes, cucumbers and a simple olive oil and lemon dressing.
Tabbouleh or Tabouli is a refreshing, healthy salad made with fresh herbs and bulgur wheat. It is super easy to make and incredibly delicious! #Mediterranean #salad #sidedish #dairyfree
INGREDIENTS
  • 1/2 cup bulgur wheat
  • 1 cup vegetable stock or water
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 pint grape tomatoes quartered
  • 1 English cucumber chopped
  • 2 bunches parsley stems removed, chopped
  • 8 fresh mint leaves stems removed, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic grated or finely minced
  • ¼ cup green onions finely chopped

INSTRUCTIONS
  • Place the bulgur wheat (or quinoa) in a fine mesh strainer and rinse well. Place in heat safe bowl.
  • Bring water or vegetable stock to a boil and pour over the bulgur wheat. Soak for 10 minutes. Drain off any excess liquid and fluff bulgur wheat with a fork.
  • In a small bowl combine lemon juice, salt and olive oil. Using a microplane grater, grate the garlic cloves directly over the dressing. Stir to combine.
  • Add tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, parsley, mint and dressing to the bulgur wheat and mix to combine.
  • Cover the tabbouleh and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before serving