Healthy Recipes

Tabbouleh Salad

Parsley helps counteract the garlic in this Middle Eastern favorite.

Tabbouleh Salad
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Ingredients: 

3/4 cup bulgur
1 cup hot water
3 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup finely chopped fresh parsley
1/2 cup finely chopped fresh mint leaves
1/4 cup finely chopped scallions
1 large tomato, chopped

Directions: 

1. Combine the bulgur with the hot water; let stand for 1 hour or until the bulgur is softened.

2. Stir in the olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, and salt. Add the remaining ingredients, mix gently, and chill. Serve wrapped in romaine leaves or with pita bread. For variations, add cucumber, fresh peas, or chickpeas, and sprinkle with feta cheese before serving.

Nutritional facts: 

Per serving: 200 calories, 46% fat (10.7 g; 1.46 g saturated), 46% carbohydrate (25 g), 8% protein (4 g), 6 g fiber, 39 mg calcium, 1.7 mg iron, 307 mg sodium.