Thursday, August 1, 2013


© 1991 "From Ellie's Kitchen to Yours"
1 C bulghur wheat or cracked wheat
1½ C cold water
½ C fresh mint, chopped
1 C fresh parsley, chopped
½ C scallions, chopped
2 medium tomatoes, seeded and chopped

¼ C fresh lemon juice
¼ to ⅓ C olive oil
Salt and pepper, to taste

Place the bulghur wheat in a large bowl and cover with cold water. Let stand for 1 hour or until the water is absorbed. Fluff up with a fork. Add chopped vegetables and dressing. This is great served with small Romaine lettuce leaves used as scoopers or as a filling for fresh tomatoes, peppers or pita bread.

: The main ingredient for tabbouli, a Middle Eastern salad or appetizer, is bulghur, a healthy grain that has a nutty flavor. Bulghur may be purchased in health food stores or in supermarkets near the rice. Tabbouli tastes best if made a few hours, or even a day, before serving.