Debb's Tabouli

Use cayenne pepper to give it some kick

Authored by: Debb Makara, Freshlife Asst Manager

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  • Cooking Time: Over one hour
  • Serves: 10
  • Suitable Diets: Sugar Free, Vegetarian


  • 3 1/2 cups boiling water
  • 2 cups uncooked bulgur
  • 4 stalks celery, finely chopped
  • 6 scallions, finely chopped
  • 1 carrot, finely chopped
  • 3 large tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 1 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon fresh or dried mint leaves
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper or cayenne pepper


Pour boiling water over the bulgur in a large bowl. Cover and allow bulger to absorb waterabout 20 minutes. Unceover and let coolapprox 30 min. Drain off any excess water. Add the vegetables to cooled bulger along with oil, lemon juice, parsley, seasonings, and cucumber. Allow to marinate for at least 1 hour and overnight is even better Before serving, check the dressing. Bulger will absorb a lot while sitting, and more oil/lemon juice is sometimes needed. Add some Feta Cheese and black olives to garnish. Serve as a side dish, on top of a salad or in pita bread along with sprouts.optional 3/4 cup cooked chick peas, 1 cucumber, mincedgarnish feta cheese, black olives