Tabbouleh

Tabbouleh is a Lebanese salad made with bulgur (a partially cooked cracked wheat), lemon juice, tomatoes, and a considerable amount of fresh parsley and mint.

1 cup fine or coarse bulgur
2-1/2 cups boiling water
1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
1-1/4 cups chopped fresh parsley
3 scallions, thinly sliced
1/4 cup chopped fresh mint
2 tablespoons olive oil
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon allspice
2 cups grape or cherry tomatoes, halved

1 In a large heatproof bowl, combine the bulgur and boiling water. Let stand for 1 hour at room temperature. Drain and squeeze the bulgur dry.
2 Transfer the bulgur to a large salad bowl. Add the lemon juice and toss to combine. Let stand for 30 minutes.
3 Stir in the parsley, scallions, mint, oil, salt, and allspice. Add the tomatoes and toss to combine. Serve at room temperature or chilled. Makes 4 servings

Makes 4 servings.
Per serving: 210 calories, 7.6g total fat (1.1g saturated), 0mg cholesterol, 8g dietary fiber, 34g carbohydrate, 6g protein, 461mg sodium.