Tuesday, March 27, 2007

A fresh dinner that says Spring!


Tabbouleh and a nice glass of Retsina

Here's a quick healthy meal that says spring time! Tabbouleh is a salad based on bulgar or cracked wheat and is often found with variations throughout the Mediterranean. This is my variation.

Tabbouleh

Soak:
1 cup of bulgar (or cracked wheat)

In 1 cup of hot water. Allow to soak until bulgar is softened, about 1 hour. Pour bulgar into a mesh strainer and rinse with fresh cold water, allow bulgar to drain thoroughly.

Place softened bulgar in a bowl and add:
1 green bell pepper, chopped
1/2 cup fresh cilantro leaves, chopped
1 can chick peas (garbanzo beans), drained and rinsed
2 Tbl red onion, finely chopped
1/4 cup olive oil
juice of half a lemon
1 tsp dried mint leaves (or use fresh if you have it)
1/2 tsp garlic powder
sea salt, to taste
fresh ground pepper

Mix well. Serve with pita bread or lettuce leaves.


2 comments:

Freya and Paul said...

First visit here, great blog! Your supper looks delicious! I'm off now to read your older posts!

Maria said...

Thanks Freya and Paul!