This tabouli is excellent with or without the romaine lettuce. To make this a meal, you could add some chopped grilled chicken. From Epicurious.com, September 2003. Paula Wolfert: "A few years ago, when I was in southeastern Turkey working on my book Mediterranean Grains and Greens, I noticed that the women didn't soak their bulgur in water for some summer preparations. When I asked a Turkish friend about this, she let out a laugh. "In Turkey, no man would marry a woman who just used water! For cold bulgur dishes we always soak in tomato juice, onion juice, or fresh pressed and strained sour grape juice to flavor the bulgur first.""