Lebanese Style Tabouli

"My family thinks that Emily's Lebanese Deli in Minneapolis has the best tabouli. I found this recipe on a blog by MoiFrey (http://diningchezmoi.blogspot.com/2006/08/my-favorite-tabouli-tabouli-is.html) She worked on it for years and claimed to be like Emily's - it's a winner! I use my own method of draining and fluffing the bulgar and the results seem to be just fine. (See blog for original method.)"
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  • Prepare the bulgur by soaking it for 2-3 hours in cold water.
  • When it reaches the "al dente" stage, drain it thoroughly in a fine-mesh strainer. While preparing the other ingredients, let the damp wheat sit for another hour, stirring and tossing it from time to time, to fluff it and dry it.
  • Add the lemon juice, garlic, oil, mint and seasonings and mix thoroughly.
  • Add the chopped parsley and onions and toss everything together.
  • Just before serving, add the chopped tomatoes. Correct the seasonings.

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  1. MarraMamba
    I love mint in my tabbouleh and the cinnamon gave a lovely flavor too. This is a keeper
  2. DailyInspiration
    This is a very tasty tabouli. I am in love with fresh lemon and parsley; not to mention, bulgur wheat. This is so fresh tasting and so healthy -- how can you go wrong? It was easy to make and it's going to make a great side dish for our meal tonight. I'm hoping there are some leftovers. : ) Made for the Football Tag game, October, 2014.
  3. loof751
    Great tabouli! I used the lemon juice and left out the scallions.The addition of cinnamon and cloves was different for me but I liked it. Thanks for sharing your recipe! Made for Spring Pick-A-Chef 2014
  4. CaliforniaJan
    This is a very tasty tabouli salad. It should have more tomatoes, but mine weren't as fresh as I had hoped! I stopped by the store and will add another bit of tomato to the left overs! Made for Photo Tag.
  5. Elmotoo
    We all love tabouli. We polished this off in 1 sitting. I used 12yo dd's tomatoes & mint from the backyard so she was really happy. Made for NA/ME goes to Lebanon 9/12.



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