Saturday, November 29, 2008
Tabbouleh is the main Dish you prepare when you are serving Mezza, it’s a Lebanese National Salad, colorful and healthy, consist of freshly chopped herbs, tomatoes, burghul and mixed with good quality olive oil and lemon juice. and full of nutrition
TABBOULEH SALAD - Ingredient for five servings:
2 bunches of Italian parsley, picked and washed
1/2 bunch of mint – from a big bunch
4 big heirloom tomatoes washed
2 large fresh lemons squeezed
¼ cup of fine burghul
½ cup of good quality olive oil
1 bunch of green onion or 1 white onion
Salt, black pepper and all spice to taste, hot sauce or chili flakes (optional)
Fresh lettuce leaves or cabbage leaves or even fresh grape leaves
To scoop the tabbouleh.
Pick the parsley and mint leaves trim the ends and wash them well and let them drain. Clean the green onions and wash them and let them drain as well. Same with the tomatoes.
Add the burghul in a fine strainer, and rinse under cold water and squeeze the water in your hands and let it drain well.
Chop the fresh herbs very fine, (when you think its fine chop more) move them into a bowl. chop the green onions and the tomatoes fine as well and add them over the herbs, add the burghul, spices, squeezed lemon juice and olive oil, mix well to combine… taste to adjust the seasoning…
Serve the tabbouleh soon as you mix it, accompanied with your desired leaves.