Someone's In The Kitchen With Moozie

Saturday, July 29, 2006

Taboule!

This is a lovely, simple salad that's great for hot, hot days.

1 bunch fresh parsely, washed and chopped (cheat! Use the food processor!)
1 bunch fresh mint, washed and chopped
1 cup soaked bulgher wheat, drained and squeezed out
1/2 large onion, chopped
3 small tomatoes, chopped
juice of two fresh lemons
1/2 cup olive oil (I prefer Zoe)

Combine all of the ingredients in a large bowl, stir well, serve with pita bread as a standalone dish, or on the side with the next two recipes!



The tomatoes, mint and parsely all came from my garden. I love growing my own lunch.

8 Comments:

  • My recipe request is a little convoluted and needs some back story: In January I had a job that was so awful I was inhaling 8-10 Aleve's /day just to be able to walk. (Knee issues made worse because of hauling crap up the stairs.)
    What happened is that shredded my stomach---Two months of eating yogurt and ginger ale and we're pretty much back to normal, but I was curious as to what other kinds of foods have this healing power---what kind of recipes do you have that are good for such a thing?

    By Anonymous Raging Lunatic, at 1:13 PM  

  • Sounds glorious. I'm "borrowing" your recipie, and putting it in my "every new wife should have one" recipie book.

    - Gillian (Reynardo, who should be in bed)

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1:29 PM  

  • No bulgur wheat? Every tabouli recipe I've ever seen used either bulgar wheat, or the infinitely less preferrable and deeply unpleasant boiled white rice.

    By Anonymous windypoint, at 9:17 PM  

  • Hey Windy!

    Thanks for catching that! There actually IS bulghur wheat in there (probably can't tell from the picture). It was frantic today, I guess I forgot to type that bit!

    By Blogger Missy, at 9:20 PM  

  • Oooh, wait, it IS there!

    We spell it differently.

    By Blogger Missy, at 9:21 PM  

  • Sorry, my bad, I must have been slapdash in my reading.

    Congrats on choosing the bulgur and not the rice. The rice is... ugh.

    By Anonymous windypoint, at 9:37 PM  

  • My husband's Syrian Auntie would kick my ass all over town if I used rice instead of wheat.

    She once pronounced my Mediterranean food "Pretty good for a white girl!"

    By Blogger Missy, at 9:39 PM  

  • Wow the mint to parsley ratio is high in your version. If I recall correctly, the recipe I got from Java's family has 2 large bunches of parsley to 1 bunch of mint (not that I can eat it that way either ... being sensitive/allergic to mint does make certain foods unedible without modification). The other main difference is that I am used to seeing scallions instead of onion and also uses some salt.

    The salt, pepper, lemon juice and oil seems to be a fairly standard salad dressing at Granny's house. Very tasty.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 7:40 AM  

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