5-A-Day Tabouleh

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Tabouleh has to be THE best salad in the world. It’s insanely healthy, crazy tasty AND it fills you up for hours, which is more than can be said for most dishes consisting solely of raw veg & herbs. Even the dressing does you good! A squeeze of fresh lemon juice keeps the crunch and vitality of the ingredients and a good quality, extra-virgin olive oil can help lower the risk of heart disease and stroke.

Tabouleh is really simple to make, just chop everything up really small & don’t overdo the bulgar wheat. It’s a herb –not a couscous salad – the wheat just gives texture and interest. A great dish to take along to a garden party or barbeque and super cheap to make, this is really a recipe everyone should have on their roster.

For the Tabouleh:

+1 red onion

+3-4 tomatoes

+1/2 cucumber

+large bunch of fresh mint

+large bunch fresh corriander

+50g bulgar wheat/couscous

 

For the dressing:

+2 tbsp fresh lemon juice

+4 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil

+sea/rock salt flakes

+freshly ground black pepper

Chop everything up finely. Squeeze the tomatoes in your hand, over a bowl. Too much moisture will ruin the tabouleh, so don’t skip this process. Add the tomatoes and cucumber just before serving (up to an hour before should be fine).

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