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Basil Tabbouleh

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This Basil Tabbouleh tastes incredible ! Try this amazing mixed bulgur and vegetables salad from the Middle Eastern Cuisine with meat, pasta or rice and let me know if you share my passion for this !
  Bulgur 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Ripe tomatoes 2 Medium
  English cucumber 1⁄2 , unpeeled and diced
  Red onion 1 Medium, minced
  Loosely packed italian parsley leaves 1 Cup (16 tbs), chopped (Use Fresh)
  Loosely packed fresh italian parsley 1 Cup (16 tbs), chopped
  Loosely packed fresh mint leaves 1 Cup (16 tbs), chopped
  Loosely packed fresh basil 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), chopped
  Loosely packed basil leaves 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), chopped (Use Fresh)
  Extra virgin olive oil 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Lemon juice 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Ground allspice 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Ground red pepper 1⁄8 Teaspoon

In large bowl, combine bulgur with 3/4 cup boiling water, stirring to mix.
Let stand until liquid is absorbed, about 30 minutes.
Meanwhile, cut 2 thin wedges from 1 tomato; set aside for garnish.
Discard seeds from remaining tomatoes; dice tomatoes.
When bulgur is ready, stir in diced tomatoes, cucumber, onion, parsley, mint, basil, olive oil, lemon juice, salt, allspice, and ground red pepper.
Cover and refrigerate if not serving right away.
Garnish with tomato wedges to serve.

Recipe Summary

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Side Dish

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 1158 Calories from Fat 547

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 59 g91.4%

Saturated Fat 4.8 g23.9%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 2162.7 mg90.1%

Total Carbohydrates 140 g46.8%

Dietary Fiber 41.2 g165%

Sugars 18.3 g

Protein 32 g63.8%

Vitamin A 708.7% Vitamin C 831.6%

Calcium 82% Iron 156%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Basil Tabbouleh Recipe