Greek Style Tabbouleh
 
 
Author/ Συγγραφέας:
Recipe type/ Τύπος Πιάτου: Salad
Cuisine/ Κουζίνα: Fusion/Middle Eastern
Ingredients/ Συστατικά
  • 200 gr. / 7 oz. cracked wheat or bulgur (see above for instructions)
  • 700 ml / 24 fl oz. water
  • 1 large or two small tomatoes, diced
  • 1 large scallion or two small, chopped
  • 1 small cucumber or half large, diced
  • A bunch of parsley, finely chopped
  • A bunch of mint leaves, finely chopped
  • 60 gr. / 2 oz. feta cheese, grated
  • 5 olives, chopped
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
For the Dressing
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp sugar
Instructions/ Εκτέλεση
  1. In a pot put the cracked wheat and water in high heat.
  2. Bring to boil and let it boil for two minutes.
  3. Remove from fire and let it stay until it absorbs all the water and cools down.
  4. It must be firm outside and soft inside.
  5. If you see that it needs more, boil it for a minute with a one to two tbsp. of water.
  6. In the meantime prepare the vegetables, the feta and the olives.
  7. Once the cracked wheat has absorbed the water, drain it in a fine sieve.
  8. Place it in a deep bowl and add the cumin, salt, olive oil and lemon juice.
  9. Mix to incorporate.
  10. Add the vegetables and mix to incorporate as well.
  11. Finally add the salt, sugar and cumin and pour the olive oil and lemon of the dressing.
  12. Mix and put in the fridge for about half to one hour so the flavors of the vegetables will be released.
  13. Serve with pita bread or any other bread or as a side dish to meat.
Recipe by Culinary Flavors at http://www.culinaryflavors.gr/greek-style-tabbouleh/