Tabbouli salad is a very delicious salad and easy to make. From crisp cucumber,sweet tomatoes,briny olives and bright parsley,every bite is a little different. This salad is a vegetarian salad that is loaded with flavor and texture. What makes this salad a main and hearty dish is bulgur wheat and i love to add salty creamy feta to make the salad even better.This easy Tabbouli salad is one of my favorite salads especially in summer. Because at summer the tomatoes are ripe and juicy,paired with the freshness of the cucumbers,the herbs and the zesty dressing.
What is in the Tabbouli salad recipe ?
There are different variations of Tabbouli salad but the main ingredients that I used in Tabbouli salad are bulgur wheat,tomato, cucumber, parsley, spring onions,olive oil,lemon juice,garlic and white wine vinegar.
Tabbouli serve with….
Tabbouli serve with pita bread, grilled meats or fish, falafels, lamb kofte, baba ghanoush and hummus.
It is good to know that often Tabbouli salad doesn’t include cucumber, tomatoes, olives and cheese but it depends on your taste. You can use this ingredients I think you’ll love it.
Tabbouli Recipe :
1/2 cup extra fine bulgur
4 firm roma tomatoes
2 cucumbers finely diced
1 bunch fresh parsley stems removed, finely chopped
1 small bunch fresh mint stems removed, finely chopped
4 springs onions (white part only) finely sliced
Ingredients for dressing:
1 clove garlic, crushed
4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
Juice of 1 lemon
Bring 4 cups water to boil, then add dry bulgur to boiling water and stir. Cover the pan and let stand for 30 minutes.
Let bulgur cool to room temperature and fluff bulgur with a fork.when cool enough to handle, place into a large bowl.
Finely dice tomatoes and cucumber. chop spring onion, parsley and mint.
Combine tomatoes,cucumber, spring onion,parsley, mint and lemon rind and bulgur. Toss well to combine.
Whisk lemon juice, olive oil, salt and pepper in a jug. Add to salad and toss until combine. Serve with olives and pita bread.
This Tabbouli tastes even better the next day once the flavors have had time to settle and the lemon and olive oil has infused with the tomato juices into the bulgur.
Kisir salad :
This Turkish dish looks a bit like Tabbouli Lebanese salad. The common culture between Ottomans and Arabs made the foods somewhat similar. The ingredients in this salad is very similar to Tabbouli salad that include bulgur, onion, tomato, cucumber, parsley and so on.
If you are a fan of Middle Eastern cuisine, you should be aware of use of bulgur in foods. Bulgur is a staple in turkish sweets and dishes. Kissir salad is one of the most popular salads on the Turkish table. What has made kissir so popular? One of the main reasons is the row materials of this salad so cheap and nutritious. Kissir is made with different recipes for example you may be able to taste different salads in some Turkish restaurants.
You can easily store this salad in the fridge for a few days. If you are looking for a diet for dinner or are usually used to eating light foods,you can try kissir.
2 cups bulgur
2 cups boiling water
1 medium onion
1 clove garlic
1 tablespoon pepper pickle
2 medium tomatoes
2 medium cucumbers
6-8 green onions
3-4 bunches fresh mint
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/3 cup olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste
Add the bulgur to the boiling water and let it cook until soft. Then set it aside to cool.
While the bulgurs are softening,prepare vegetables. Chop the onion and garlic and mix with the pickled peppers.
Chop the tomatoes,cucumbers,green onions,parsley and mint and mix in a bowl.
Mix all chopped ingredients with the cooked bulgur.mix olive oil with sour lemon juice or pomegranate juice. Then add the salad dressing you prepared.
Do not forget to add salt and pepper.
Your Turkish Kissir salad is ready. Enjoy.
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