• Tabbouleh

    It has been a while since I posted a recipe. January has been a busy month! I got married and am training for a half-marathon that is now less than 3 weeks away. When I'm running more I need foods that will give my body energy. Carbs are a good thing. Tabbouleh is a good thing. It's a super simple and tasty salad made from bulgur wheat. Bulgur is a whole grain that is high in fiber. Add some cucumber, tomatoes, herbs and you have a perfect side dish. 

    Ingredients

    1 cup bulgur wheat

    1 1/2 cups boiling water

    1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice

    3 tbsp olive oil

    1/2 cup chopped scallions

    1 cup diced tomatoes

    1 cup diced cucumber

    1/2 chopped parsley

    1 tsp salt

    1 tsp black pepper

    Place bulgur is large bowl. Pour boiling water over and let stand for 35 minutes. Meanwhile, whisk lemon juice, olive oil, salt and pepper. Once the bulgur has absorbed that water add tomatoes, cucumber, scallions, parsley and mix. Stir in lemon juice/olive oil. Season tabbouleh with salt and pepper to taste. Serve at room temperature or chill for 2 hours. The flavor will improve as mixture sits.

    This is a light refreshing salad that is hearty enough to give you the energy you need. It's great to make ahead too. Saves time and gets tastier!