Monday, December 28, 2015

Tabbouleh 4 College Cooking

Surviving holiday weight gain can be tough with Christmas and New Year's celebrations in a row--so much for resolutions and willpower challenge, right! But, your life and health do not need to be enslaved during those two weeks of frenzy feedings. With a few simple recipes you can counter the onslaught!

Tabbouleh is an awesome option especially the day you start your New Year's resolutions--to lose weight, to cook more at home, to eat healthier and cleaner, to save money, to be less constipated--any one will do as a reason to make more foods with bulgur and other grains!

Keep a few good salad recipes with you to minimize the sugar-laden desserts and heavy Hors d'Oeuvres. Some great ideas in addition to today's post include:

Happy Holidays Everyone!! 

Simple Tabbouleh 4 College Cooking

Large mixing bowl
Cutting Board 
Chopping Knife

1 cup dry bulgur
1 1/2 cups boiling water
1 1/2 tsp salt
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/3 cup olive oil
1 cup fresh parsley, chopped

1/2 cup green onions
1 medium cucumber, peeled, seeded and chopped
1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
1 red pepper, chopped
1/2 green pepper, chopped
Fresh ground pepper

1. Wash your hands.
2. Cover bulgur and salt with boiling water in a large mixing bowl. Let stand x 20-25 minutes. Drain.

3. Add lemon juice, olive oil, garlic and parsley to the drained bulgur.

4. Add veggies.

5. Season to taste with any additional lemon juice, olive oil, salt and pepper.
6. Feta is typically not included in your traditional Middle Eastern restaurant tabbouleh, but I had some left over and added it anyhow!
7. Left nothing go to waste!

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