Tabouleh is a middle-eastern vegetarian ‘mezze’ or appetizer traditionally comprised of parsley, bulgur, fresh mint, onions and dressed simply with lemon juice & olive oil. This dish is vegetarian—vegan even—and has become a popular ‘ethnic food’ of the west. It’s zesty, tangy, vibrant, and green. This Fit Foodie version incorporates spinach for a nice boost of Vitamin K to keep you feeling like Popeye all week.
Prep Time: 30 minutes
1/2 cup coarse bulgur, soaked in lemon juice (see step 1)
Juice of 2 large lemons
2 large bunches finely chopped flat-leaf parsley
3 cups chopped spinach
1 bunch chopped green onions
1/4 cup chopped fresh mint
2 diced tomatoes
1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
Rinse bulgur well in water. Soak in lemon juice while preparing other ingredients.
Combine parsley, spinach, green onions, fresh mint and tomatoes. Mix gently but thoroughly to combine. Add soaked bulgur along with lemon juice, olive oil, salt, and cayenne pepper.
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