This refreshing side dish is commonly found in Middle Eastern restaurants and in many delis.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a medium bowl, mix bulgur with 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt and 2 cups boiling water. Cover bowl, and let sit until bulgur is tender (but still slightly chewy), about 30 minutes. Drain in a fine-mesh sieve, pressing to remove liquid; return to bowl.

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  • Add tomatoes, cucumber, parsley, lemon juice, and oil; season with salt and pepper, and toss to combine. Serve immediately, or cover and refrigerate up to 3 days (bring to room temperature before serving).

Reviews (2)

5 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 1
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Rating: Unrated
06/26/2009
This was very fresh, especially alongside some of the heavier dips like hummus. I added an extra squeeze of lemon and sprink of salt and pepper for taste.
Rating: Unrated
06/24/2009
for a more authentic taste, try adding 1/4 C. of finely minced fresh spearmint leaves or a teaspoon or two of dried spearmint. NOTE: the fresh mint turns dark rather quickly so add this right before serving.