Monday, August 25, 2008

Tabouli

Tabouli also tabouleh or tabbouleh is an Arabic dish, often used as part of a mezze. Its primary ingredients are bulgur, finely chopped parsley, mint, tomato, scallion (spring onion), and other herbs with lemon juice, olive oil and various seasonings, generally including black pepper and sometimes cinnamon and allspice.

In the Levant, tabouli is traditionally eaten with a lettuce leaf, but in the United States it is often served with pita bread, as a dip.

Tabouli is popular in Brazil and in the Dominican Republic (where it is known as tipili), due to Middle Eastern immigrants who settled there.

Ingredients - Tabouli:
  • 1 large bunch Italian parsley
  • 3 Tablespoons buglar
  • 2-3 shallots, chopped very fine
  • 1 small tomato, diced
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • salt, chilis to taste
Preparation - Tabouli:
  • First you take the bulgar and soak it in a bowl filled with water. It takes at least 30 minutes to soften the bulgar, but 1 hour is best.
  • Chop the parsley as fine as you can. It may seem ridiculous, but the finer you chop it, the better this dish will taste! Add the strained bulgar and all the remaining ingredients, mixing them until they make a nice salad.
If it doesn't taste right, most likely you need to add some salt or some more lemon juice!

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