Tabouli: A Taste of Tradition from My Kitchen to Yours
Hey there, fellow food lovers! Today, let's embark on a journey to make a mouthwatering Tabouli that's bursting with Mediterranean flavors. It's simpler than you think. Imagine this: A fragrant bowl of Tabouli, a dish so treasured that my mom used to prepare it every Saturday. It's not just a salad; it's a tradition that holds a special place in our family gatherings. The freshness of the parsley and mint, the juiciness of the tomatoes, and the zing of lemon juice create a symphony of flavors that dance harmoniously on your palate. I love to enjoy my Tabouli with a playful twist! Picture this vibrant dish served alongside crisp cabbage and tender lettuce leaves.
Servings: 4 People
- 2 large bunches of fresh parsley stems removed.
- 1/2 cup fine bulgur wheat
- 1/2 cup fresh mint leaves
- 3-4 medium-sized ripe tomatoes
- 1 bunch of green onions
- ½ cup extra virgin olive oil
- 2-3 fresh lemon juice I add a squeeze of fresh lime to give it a wonderful flavor
- Step 1: Prep the Bulgur Wheat:Rinse the bulgur wheat under cold water and drain it well.Place it in a bowl and cover it with water. Wait for about 20 minutes until it turns tender. Drain off any extra water and fluff it with a fork.
- Step 2: Chop the greens.Grab those fresh parsley bunches and chop them finely. Do the same with the mint leaves Dice up the juicy ripe tomatoes and thinly slice the vibrant green onions.(Remember to wash the above ingredients with vinegar and sea salt, and let them dry before chopping.)
- Step 3: Mix the Magic:In a big bowl, gently combine the tender bulgur, chopped parsley, mint, diced tomatoes, and those lovely green onions.
- Step 4: Dress It Up:Pour the extra virgin olive oil over the mixture. Squeeze in the fresh lemon juice to give it a zesty punch. Add a sprinkle of salt to make the flavors pop. (Here's a little extra touch: finely chop some lemon zest and add it to the bowl for added zing!)
- Step 5: Mix and Taste:Give everything a gentle toss, letting the flavors blend.Taste a bit and adjust – if needed, add a bit more salt or lemon juice.
Finally, it’s time to enjoy your homemade Tabouli! You can have it as a refreshing side or a satisfying main dish. I usually let it rest for 10 minutes before enjoying it