When I lived in Danbury, CT there was a restaurant called “Sesame Seed” that served the most wonderful tabouli. Since moving to Florida, I have yet to find a restaurant who can match up to Sesame Seed’s tabouli. Even the grocery stores have nothing but tasteless, over-priced little plastic containers which is not worth purchasing. So…I decided to make my own and here’s the recipe. It’s delicious, fresh and wonderful and so much better than those little containers of blah from the grocery store! Enjoy.
1 cup dry bulgur wheat
1 1/2 cups boiling water
1 to 1 1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup Olive Oil
2 medium cloves garlic, crushed
black pepper to taste
4 scallions, finely minced (whites & greens)
1 packed cup minced parsley
10 to 15 fresh mint leaves, minced
2 medium ripe tomatoes, minced
1) Combine bulgur and boiling water in a medium-large bowl. Cover and let stand until the bulgur is tender (20 to 30 minutes minimum).
2) Add salt, lemon juice, olive oil, garlic and black pepper, and mix thoroughly. Cover tightly and refrigerate until about 30 minutes before serving.
3) About 30 minutes before serving, stir in remaining ingredients and mix well. Taste and adjust seasonings adding salt & pepper as needed. Serve cold with warm wedges of Pita Bread.