Saturday, April 18, 2009

Recipe for Tabbouleh :

Nice salad dish that can be eaten on its own or as a addition to any cold lunch.
Tabbouleh (Arabic: تبولة‎; also tabouleh or tabouli) is a Levantine Arab dish. Its primary ingredients are bulgur, finely chopped parsley, mint, tomato, scallion, and other herbs with lemon juice, olive oil and various seasonings, generally including black pepper and sometimes cinnamon and allspice.

In the Levant, tabbouleh is traditionally eaten with a lettuce leaf, but in the United States it is often served with pita bread, as a dip.

Recipe for Tabbouleh :
350g/12oz bulger wheat (similar to cous cous - use either)
4 x tomatoes quartered
1/2 cucumber, diced
1/2 bunch spring onions, chopped
15g/1/2oz fresh mint, chopped
15g/1/2z fresh parsely, chopped
For the dressing:
1 lemon, grated rind and juice
3tbsp olive oil
salt and black pepper

1. Place bulger wheat in a bowl and cover with 450ml/3/4pt boiling water. Soak for 15min until water is absorbed. Stir in vegetables and herbs.
2. Mix dressing ingredients thoroughly and pour over wheat. Stir well.
It tastes better if you leave it for a day to allow the flavours to permeate.
many thanks to Joyce for this recipie.

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