Mediterranean

Delicious Bulgur Tabbouleh


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Like any homemaker, I keep trying to find and make simple and healthy recipes for my family.

I like bulgur wheat recipes, as Bulgur is a well-known cereal food in many Mediterranean and middle east countries. Bulgur goes by the name of Dalia in India. Bulgur s highly rich in protein,is a whole grain cereal and enriched with vitamins too.

It’s simply a perfect bulgur salad with fresh veggies & garbanzo beans. Healthy & rich in taste.

Step by Step Easy & Quick Recipe –

Prep Time           Cook Time                Total Time                    Yields

20 mins                    20 mins                     40 mins                     2-3 Serving

Ingredients:

Bulgur wheat – ¼ cup

Garbanzo beans (chickpeas) – 1/8 cup boiled

Water – 1 cup

Onion – 2 tablespoons

Tomato – ¼ cup

Cucumber – ¼ cup

Salt – per taste

Fresh lemon juice – 2 spoons

Fresh Coriander chopped finely – ½ cup

Ground black pepper

Chili flakes

Extra light Olive oil

Whole wheat Pita – 2 – either cut into 4 equal pieces or smaller triangular wedges.

Mint leaves (optional for garnishing)

Instructions:

  • Place bulgur wheat and water in a tightly covered pan and let it stand for 15-20 mins. Discard the excess water by sieving and with a fork fluff the bulgur. Keep aside.
  • Chop onions finely, de seed plum tomatoes and chop finely, finely chop cucumber and fresh green coriander.
  • In a mixing bowl place ready bulgur and add all chopped vegetables, lemon juice, garbanzo beans along with salt, ground peppers & a tablespoon of olive oil. Mix well. Keep aside at room temperature or refrigerate for half hour as desired.
  • For making pita slices or wedges either bake them at 350 degrees for 10 mins or you can heat & coat grill pan with olive oil and grill the same. Either ways make them crispy & golden brown.
  • Garnish with freshly chopped green coriander or mint leaves.

Note : Tabbouleh can be served hot, cold or at room temperature along with freshly done pita bread. Hummus or Tahini can be served as condiments along side. Enjoy, Cheers & Bon apatite!!!

Happy Cooking!!

Picture courtesy http://www.onceuponachef.com

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