Total Time:
30 min
10 min
20 min

8 servings

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup fine cracked wheat
  • 1 cup minced fresh parsley leaves
  • 1/2 cup minced fresh mint leaves
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped yellow onion
  • 3 tomatoes, diced
  • 2 cucumbers, seeded and diced
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice, or to taste
  • 1 teaspoons sea salt

In a large mixing bowl, pour the water over the cracked wheat and cover, let stand about 20 minutes until wheat is tender and water is absorbed. Add the chopped herbs and vegetables and toss with the mix. Combine the oil, lemon juice, and salt in a separate bowl. Add to wheat mixture and mix well. Chill. Serve and enjoy.

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Great recipe! item not reviewed by moderator and published
The directions don't call for the water to be boiled. Won't work without it. Third recipe I've seen with this new format that left out obvious steps. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Excellent recipe! The only change I made was instead of regular onions, I used 4 large scallions (white and green parts), finely chopped. Delicious! item not reviewed by moderator and published
You change the recipe and then give it a low rating. How idiotic is that? If you do not follow the recipe, then you shouldn't leave a rating. "Gee, I substituted everything and it turned out awful! I give it one star!" item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is my original country recipe. Originally this recipe doesnot contain cucumber at all, never. For the guys who said that time for soakimg the burgul is not enough, this is not true. The burgul is supposed to have a crunch, it is not supposed to be completely tender. And if you think it needs some seasoning you can add some black pepper and a little bit of pomegranette molases, if you can find it in your area. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Awesome. Substituted Israeli Couscous because I had a box handy. I added some chopped tomatoes from my garden as well. This is going to be a lunchbox favorite. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This tastes fine -- but the time noted to tenderize/soak the bulgar is far too short. I made this because I thought perhaps my usual recipe was just overly conservative. No! Normally I soak several (3 - 4 hours. This is necessary for a nice, fluffy grain. This was barely edible, though nicely flavored. item not reviewed by moderator and published
It was pretty good but in my opinion it needs a spice or two to make it even more tasty item not reviewed by moderator and published
I bought a tabbouli mix in the bulk section of a local store. Instead of tomatoes, I sautéed chopped zucchini, green onions, crimini mushrooms and garlic scape. I did not have any lemons, so I used limes instead. After the tabbouli mix marinated for 40 minutes, I added the warm veggies. I let this marinade another 15 minutes. Right before serving, I chopped (roughly some mixed greens salad leaves and added this to the marinated salad. The salad was very delicious. The lime, though very subtle, was quite refreshing. Quinoa and cracked wheat are going to be my go to grains for the summer. I also bought some bulgur, so I will be looking for recipes using that grain. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very good recipe. I also used bulgar instead of cracked wheat. I also added 1 1/2 T Lemon Vinegar which helped keep the recipe fresher longer in the fridge. I used asian cucumbers, they are small and brupless (easier on the stomach. Quinoa turns the recipe into a main dish if you like. item not reviewed by moderator and published
you don't have to boil bulgar for use in tabouli, in fact boiling the bulgar will hasten to breakdown of the protein molecules in the whole wheat and create a rather tasteless product. if your bulgar isn't soft enough when you soak it, then you are either not soaking the bulgar long enough or you are not using enough water. remember the ancient cultures who invented this recipe did so in order to have a sustainable food product to take with on long journeys in the desert. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I think mongo means that it is helpful to use very hot, almost boiling water to soak the bulgur in (as opposed to room temperature water), not to actually COOK the bulgur in boiling water (that would not work out well). Using very hot water helps the water to penetrate the wheat more quickly; I always do it this way. Otherwise the soaking time will take quite a bit longer. item not reviewed by moderator and published
i agree with fatima.... no cucumbers ...and the burgul doesn't need soaking item not reviewed by moderator and published

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