Tabbouleh salad





It is usually made of bulgur, tomatoes, cucumbers, parsley, mint, onion and seasoned with olive oil, lemon juice, and salt.
Tabbouleh is traditionally served as part of a mezze in the Arab world.





*½ cup fine bulghur wheat
*boiling water
*3 bunches flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped
*½ cup mint, finely chopped
*2 tomatoes, seeded and finely diced
*2 cucumbers, peeled, seeded, and finely diced
*4 green onions, thinly sliced
*¼ cup  olive oil
*3 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
*Kosher salt to taste




Place the bulgur in a bowl, and cover with hot water.
Soak for 20 minutes, until slightly softened.
Drain through a cheesecloth-lined strainer, and press the bulgur against the strainer to squeeze out excess water.
Transfer to a large bowl, and combine  with the herbs. Fold in the tomatoes, cucumber, and green onions.
Drizzle in the olive oil and lemon juice and toss well. Sprinkle in the salt , stir and serve or cover and refrigerate.




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