This nourishing Middle Eastern salad comes together in a flash. Mix cooked bulgur with chopped tomatoes, parsley, mint, scallions, lemon juice, and olive oil, and serve at room temperature with pita wedges for a delicious lunch.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Soak bulgur in cold water 10 minutes. Drain in a sieve lined with damp cheesecloth; squeeze out all water. Transfer to a serving bowl; fluff with a fork.

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  • Stir in tomatoes with juice, 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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Mint is optional. Martha prepared bulgur as follows: In a medium saucepan, bring 3 cups water, bulgur, and 1/2 teaspoon salt to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring often. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until tender, 10 to 12 minutes. Drain well; transfer to a serving bowl. Fluff with a fork and let cool completely.

Reviews (8)

34 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 10
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 8
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 2
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09/12/2009
GKARAM IS CORRECT!!!
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03/31/2009
Good tip about not boiling the wheat from "mwedding". I boiled a cup of vegetable broth and added it to a cup of wheat in a heatproof bowl. It was ready in about 15 minutes. It was the time it took to chop the other ingredients. I also added 1/2 of a sweet bell pepper. Thanks for the great ideas LMA 1969 and mwedding!
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03/30/2009
The comments here are right on......Martha's recipe looks wonderful, but don't boil your wheat!!! Just like 'mwedding' said, just soak it for a bit and it will be perfect. And more traditional is not what you see in the grocery stores (chock-full of wheat instead of parsley); more traditional is loaded with parsley. Also try adding a few more vegetables to the mix.....sweet bell peppers are a fabulous addition--as well as seeded, diced cucumbers.
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03/30/2009
The comments here are right on......Martha's recipe looks wonderful, but don't boil your wheat!!! Just like 'mwedding' said, just soak it for a bit and it will be perfect. And more traditional is not what you see in the grocery stores (chock-full of wheat instead of parsley); more traditional is loaded with parsley. Also try adding a few more vegetables to the mix.....sweet bell peppers are a fabulous addition--as well as seeded, diced cucumbers.
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03/30/2009
This recipe is not far off! First, if you boil the bulgur, you'll get sticky bulgur, which is not what you want! Soak it in warm water for about an hour and you'll have better results. I think this recipe looks plenty "green." My daddy from Tyre follows these proportions almost exactly. Please give it a try--you'll be so glad you did!
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03/27/2009
Yes, the Tabbouleh I know is also more green. I have made it also with couscous and it is great. A wonderful hot day salad.
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03/27/2009
Very Tasty Best dish served well chilled with flat bread also very healthy as well for a extra bonus
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03/27/2009
I just watched Martha make Tabbouleh. There was too much bulgur in it. The traditional recipe varies a bit from region to region (and the Israeli version is mostly bulgur) but my grandmother, and every Lebanese home or restaurant in which I've enjoyed Tabbouleh, uses less bulgur and more parsley. Tabbouleh should be a bit more green than Martha's result. By the way, it's delicious and healthful and I hope everyone tries it. -- Linda