Monday, July 24, 2006


Ave and i had lunch a few weeks ago at a 'fast food" kiosk at the mall. Ave got a "Subway", and Cyn being Cyn, I chose the unusual. When Ave was done with her 6", she began "helping' me with my lunch! She couldn't help herself. The noises I was making convinced her she had made the wrong choice! I had the most incredible hummus, and a spicy chicken dish, and tabouleh. Served with sides of pita triangles and a creamy garlic sauce for dipping the chicken in.( which I found out afterwards, had mashed potato as the thickening agent.) We loved it so much, we went back to get extra for our supper that evening. Enter: FOOD NETWORK. I know how to make hummus. Do it almost weekly. But never tabouleh. Came up with the following recipe from the Food Network.


1 cup bulgur
2 1/2 c water
4 c loosely packed, rough chopped flat leaf parsley
7 Roma tomatoes, diced
3 chopped green onions, with some of the green
1/4 to 1/2 c loose packed, rough chopped mint leaves (less is best)

For the dressing:
1/4 c fresh squeezed lemon juice
1/2 teas minced garlic
pinch kosher salt
1 Tbl. extra-virgin olive oil

Bring water to boil, pour in bulgur, stir, cover, turn off heat. Leave alone 20-30 min or till most of the liquid is absorbed. Drain off any extra liquid.

Whisk dressing ingr. together in non-reactive bowl.

In large salad bowl toss together tomatoes, parsley, mint and green onions. Add bulgut. Pour dressing over all, tossing to combine.
Endless variations.
chopped cucumber (that is what I add)
boneless, skinless pieces of grilled chicken
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Amanda said...

I have actually tried making Tabuleh before and it was rather coarse or something. I am going to try this! My husband wouldn't touch this with a ten foot pole, but I can make it for lunch at work.

cityfarmer said...

I'm not so sure 'bout me liking that.
I'm a big wuss.