Okie Ranch Wife’s Tabouli

This is another one of my trial and error recipes. I have tired a lot of different ones for Tabouli or Tabbouleh.
The spelling really depends in which Middle Eastern country you are. I find the preparation I use makes for the most tender bulgur wheat. It does take 2 days, so think ahead. Process the bulgur the first and prep the veggies on the second day. During the summer I make this once or twice a week. It is so good. A couple of reasons why I like it so much is that it is packed with fiber and consists of such good fresh veggies. So I hope you try this and I hope you like it as much as I do.

1 pound Bulgur Wheat #2, cracked medium coarse
1 pound Roma Tomatoes, dice very fine
1 cup Oil, your choice (I use 1/4 cup Extra Virgin Olive and 3/4 cup Extra Light Olive Oil)
4 bunches Green Onions, cut very fine
1 bunch Parsley, curly or flat leaf, sliced very fine (I only use the leaves and the tender stems and save the rest for veggie stock)
1/2 cup Lemon Juice
1 tablespoon Seasoned Salt
2 tablespoons Garlic Powder
1/2 teaspoon fresh ground Black Pepper
3/4 tablespoon Kosher Salt
1/2 Cucumber, grated with skin on
1/4 teaspoon Hot Sauce

Put the bulgur wheat in a large storage container. Cover with at least 2 inches of water, cover and place in fridge overnight.
The next day strain out any liquid that has not been absorbed by the bulgur. And finish by pressing out by hand. Prep all of the veggies. Combine all ingredients in a very large bowl. Adjust seasonings of salt, pepper, garlic and lemon to your taste. Cover and chill for at least 3 hours. Enjoy!

About okieranchwife

I am a transplant to Oklahoma and an escapee from an unspecifed Northeast State. I enjoy growing my gardens and cooking what I grow.
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2 Responses to Okie Ranch Wife’s Tabouli

  1. melinda says:

    So…no cooking, eh? What is bulgar, what does it taste like, & where can I find it?

    • Nope. No cooking. Bulgur is cracked wheat so it has a wheat like taste but it will take on the flavor of the garlic etc in the tabouli. My local grocery has one pound bags in the produce section. I think one of the bigger stores in your area like Wegmans should have it. Ask a manager. I also buy mine in 10 pound boxes from Amazon. It is a little cheaper that way. But try a pound bag first to see if you like it.

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