Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Lebanese Food Parsley Salad Or Tabbouleh

I agree that I wasn't very active on this blog, but I have some good news that we'll be moving very soon to a better website and certainly more receipes and forum to discuss arabic food in general. Today I wanted to introduce a very known lebanese food called "Tabbouleh". The most famous lebanese salad, made of parsley, tomato, mint and burghul. The receipe serves 5 persons and took about 40 minutes for preparation.


1/4 cup burghul, fine cracked wheat
2 cups finely chopped parsley

1/2 kg (16 oz) firm red tomatoes, washed and finely chopped

1/2 cup finely chopped fresh mint leaves

1/4 cup finely chopped onion

1/2 cup lemon juice

1 teaspoon salt (as desired)

1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil

a dash of all spice (as desired)


Wash chopped mint and parsley then drain well.

Wash the burghul several times and drain. Soak it in chopped tomatoes for 20 minutes.

Rub chopped onion with salt. Mix all ingredients in a bowl. Add olive oil and lemon juice, toss the mixture well.

Serve Tabbouleh with crisp cos lettuce leaves, or fresh cabbage leaves.