Tabbouleh is a fresh salad that uses burghul in combination with fresh herbs such as parsley and mint to create a fresh salad like dish.
Bulgur or burghul is cracked wheat wheat that has been hulled and par-boiled, to produce a less pronounced flavour and a lighter texture. Here it combined with diced tomatoes, cucumbers, spring onions with lots of parsley and mint. Tossed together with olive oil and lemon juice it is a fresh and light Middle Eastern salad. Chill before serving for the best flavour.
Tabbouleh is delicious, healthy and very easy to make but it is always best eaten on the day that it is made.
This tabbouleh salad is made into a full meal with the addition of king prawns. They are perfect with the mint and lemon.
For a change from the usual tabbouleh, try substituting quinoa for the bulgur. This recipe also includes tomatoes, cucumber, spring onions and mint.
A variation on the classic Middle Eastern salad, tabouli, this delicious dish makes a healthy light lunch or supper.