Tu B’Shevat – Tabbouleh
- 175g bulgar wheat
- 325ml boiling water
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 4 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 4 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 bunch of flat leaf parsley, chopped
- 3 tablespoons fresh mint, chopped
- freshly ground black pepper
- 4 large tomatoes, diced
- 4 spring onions, finely chopped
- a quarter of a cucumber, finely diced
- Put the bulgar wheat in bowl and pour on boiling water.
- Sprinkle with salt and stir.
- Cover and leave to stand for 20 minutes or until it has absorbed all water and is soft.
- Drizzle the oil and lemon juice over the bulgar wheat.
- Add the herbs and lots of freshly ground black pepper.
- Mix in the tomatoes, onions and cucumber.
- Toss well. If preparing in advance, cover the salad and let it marinate for a few hours in the fridge.
- Serve with pita bread, mezze (such as Hummus and Baba Ganoush), figs and olives, and wine or grape juice.
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