Tabbouleh Salad

This twist on the traditional Middle Eastern side dish pairs well with other foods from that region — hummus, falafel, tapenade, and pita bread. Plan a themed dinner and make this a menu item!


  • 1 cup bulgur wheat
  • 8 ounces uncooked bowtie pasta
  • 1⁄4 cups green onion, diced
  • 1 cup flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped
  • 1⁄2 cup fresh mint leaves, finely torn
  • 1⁄2 cup cucumber, peeled and diced
  • 1⁄4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1⁄2 cup olive oil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


1. Place bulgur wheat in a large bowl. Cover with cold water and soak for 1 hour. To

drain, put wheat in center of fine cotton towel and close the towel around the wheat

to form a tight bag. 

2. Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package instructions. Stir drained wheat, onion, parsley, mint, and cucumbers into


3. Add lemon juice and oil to bowl. Mix ingredients together with clean hands, as a
spoon will not mix thoroughly enough. Salt and pepper to taste. Serve immediately
or chill until needed

No comments