Travel Tabbouleh


Make tabbouleh -- a traditional Middle Eastern dish of bulghur wheat mixed with chopped tomatoes, parsley, mint, olive oil, and lemon juice -- for a healthy and delicious meal on the go. Also Try:Provencal Green Salad


  • cup bulghur wheat

  • 2 small plum tomatoes, finely chopped, with their juice

  • ½ English cucumber, seeded and chopped

  • ½ cup finely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley (about 2 medium bunches)

  • 1 scallion, thinly sliced

  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

  • ½ teaspoon coarse salt

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • Freshly ground pepper

  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh mint


  1. Soak bulghur in cold water for 1 hour, 45 minutes. Drain in a sieve lined with damp cheesecloth; squeeze out all water. Transfer to a serving bowl; fluff with a fork.

  2. Stir in tomatoes with juice, cucumber, parsley, and scallions. Add lemon juice, salt, and oil; season with pepper. Toss to coat. Just before serving, stir in mint.

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