Let me start this post by saying, I didn't even know what Tabouli (Tabbouleh) was about a year ago. I had some at a party last year and the cafeteria at my new job has it all the time. I believe it's traditionally bulgur, parsley, mint, tomato, onion, lemon juice and olive oil. But unfortunately (or fortunately depending on how you look at it) I don't have all of that stuff. Heck, I don't even have any fresh vegetables in the fridge except some carrots and an aging celery stalk. I did, however, have some bulgur I made last night which I never used because we ended up going out--which I survived. 😉
So after returning from the gym this morning I looked in the fridge, saw the bulgur. Looked in the freezer, saw the bag of frozen veggies and tadaaaa Asian Inspired Tabouli Salad was born!
It is tasty! A wonderful chilled salad and very filling. You can totally put this out for a party, use it as a side dish or separate the recipe into two servings for lunch!
- ½ cup dry bulgur (80g)
- 1 cup of water
- 1 16oz (1lb) bag of frozen Asian vegetables (or stir-fry mix)
- ½ tbsp honey (10g)
- 1 tbsp olive oil (14g)
- 1 tbsp soy sauce
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 2 tsp dried cilantro
- 1 tsp ground ginger
- Kosher salt & fresh ground black pepper
In a small saucepan bring the bulgur and water to a boil. Cover and let sit for 15 minutes until all the liquid is absorbed. (note: I did this ahead so mine was chilled when preparing although I don't think it will make much of a difference) (double note: DO NOT lift the lid. That's always my downfall.)
Place the bag of frozen veggies in a microwave safe dish and cook until defrosted but not hot. I did 2 minutes stirred and then 2 more minutes.
In a large bowl add the honey, olive oil, soy sauce, lemon juice, cilantro, ginger, 2 pinched of salt, and some cracked black pepper.
Add the veggies and bulgur.
Stir to coat everything in the dressing.
Chill in the fridge until ready to eat.
As you can see the little guy was unwilling to try. 🙁 He said it looked "yucky." *sigh* he's turning into your typical 4 year old picky eater.
I'm giving the nutritional information for 2 servings but split it up anyway that makes sense for you. The picture above is ½ the recipe.
|Servings||Amt per Serving|
|2||½ of the Recipe|
|300||8g||12g||old: 6||new: 8|