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Parsley and Bulgur Salad (tabbouleh)

    Tabouli salad or Tabbouleh is a simple Mediterranean salad of very finely chopped vegetables, lots of fresh parsley and bulgur wheat, all tossed with lime juice and olive oil.

    1 large bunch, or 2 cups Italian parsley
    2/3 cup mint
    2 firm tomatoes diced
    ½ cup bulgur fine to medium ground
    2 or 3 cloves garlic crushed
    ½ cup olive oil
    1/2 bunch green onions
    One shallot
    Juice of one or two lemons
    Salt and pepper

    • In a large bowl add ½ cup bulgur to 1 cup of boiling water. Lower temperature, cover and simmer for 20 minutes as you prepare your herbs.
    • Wash the mint and parsley. Remove stems by pulling down from top to bottom along the leaves.
    • Finely chop the parsley, mint, green onion, shallots and garlic.
    • Drain bulgur and remove as much water as possible by pressing down in a fine mesh strainer.
    • Place bulgur into a large bowl, add the juice of the lemons, chopped tomatoes and olive oil.
    • Combine remaining chopped ingredients to the bulgur mixture.

    Salt and pepper to taste.

    This dish can be served on hearts of Romaine.