I have noticed recently that there are certain foods that I have a hard time resisting. Tomato juice is one of them. Taboulé is another. If you’re not familiar with taboulé, it’s a sort of parsley salad with cucumber, tomato, bulgur and garlic. And whenever I buy it pre-made at the grocery store, I eat the whole thing in one sitting.
So, I decided to make some myself, so that I could have a lot of it, without going to the grocery store and buying a half-dozen of them and being judged by the cashier for my dietary choices. I looked on the internet and put some recipes together, and this is the taboulé that I prefer:
- 1c bulgur
- 1c quinoa
- 2c boiling water
- 1 cucumber, diced
- 2 tomatoes, diced
- 8 scallions
- 2c fresh chopped parsley
- garlic to taste
- 1/4c lemon juice
- 1/2c olive oil
- pepper and salt to taste
Combine the bulgur, quinoa and boiling water in a bowl. Let sit for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally to allow grains to absorb water.
Prepare the vegetables and combine in a large salad bowl.
Combine the dressing ingredients in a small bowl.
Add the grains to the vegetables in the salad bowl. Mix thoroughly, and then add the dressing and mix.