Tabbouleh (pronounced ta-BOO-lee), a Middle Eastern grain salad, is traditionally made with bulgur (cracked wheat), tomatoes, cucumbers, scallions, mint, and lots of parsley. For this version, we’ve kept the bulgur, but we’ve added more typical morning ingredients. This version is bright-tasting and delicious, and you can make it the night before, if you like — just add the nuts, mint, and berries right before serving.
Spoon, for stirring
Wash your hands with soap and water, then gather all your equipment and ingredients and put them on a counter.
- Put the boiling water, bulgur, and salt in the bowl, cover and let stand until the water has been completely absorbed by the bulgur, about 45 minutes. Remove the cover, stir well, and set aside to cool.
- Add everything else but the yogurt and stir well. Serve right away, with a big dollop of yogurt on top.
No bulgur wheat? No problem! Try using cooked brown rice, barley, or oatmeal, and skip the boiling water step.