Thursday, January 27, 2011
Orange Tabouleh (Tabouli)
Last night I found a box of bulgur wheat and some leftover sectioned oranges from the Knife Skills class. I tried putting the two together into a cold salad similar to tabouleh, replacing the more traditional cucumber with oranges. It worked exceptionally well. One thing that's great about bulgur is that it's already pre-cooked, so all you need to do is add boiling water and let it reconstitute for 30 minutes.
1 cup Bulgur Wheat (I used Arrowhead Mills)
1 1/2 cups boiling water
1/4 cup lemon juice (fresh squeezed)
1/3 cup olive oil
2 large tomatoes, diced (or lots of small ones diced)
1 tsp orange zest (optional)
2 oranges, sectioned, each section coarsely chopped*
a very large handful or parsley (or parsley/dill combo), stemmed and minced
4 scallions (white and green parts), sliced very thin
Salt and pepper to taste
1) In a large bowl, pour boiling water over bulgur wheat and 1 tsp salt. cover and let sit for 30 minutes. Uncover and cool to room temperature. This can be done hours in advance and kept in the fridge after the initial 30 minutes.
2) Add all the other ingredients. Season to taste with salt and pepper, stir well and taste. Keep tasting and adding salt, pepper, lemon juice, and oil until it feels right.
* tangerines from a can work well too.
Posted by Helen Rennie at 11:49 AM