Greek Island Tabbouleh

Salad ingredients:

  • 1 cup Sunnyland #3 coarse bulgur wheat
  • 1-3/4 cups chicken broth – low salt
  • 2 cups mixed colored cherry tomatoes
  • 2 cups seedless English cucumber ((cut cucumbers in half spoon out seeds)-cube small)
  • 1/2 cup red onion – diced
  • 1 cup pitted kalamata olives
  • 1-1/2 cups crumbled feta cheese – reduced fat
  • 1/3 cup mint – chopped fine
  • 1/2 cup parsley – chopped
  • 13-3/4 oz. (net wt.) can quartered artichoke hearts (drained and chopped (optional))

Dressing ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbs. red wine vinegar
  • 1 fresh lemon (squeezed)
  • Salt and ground pepper (to taste)
  1. The Greeks and Middle Easterners have shared the Mediterranean since the dawn of time. It is only fitting that a recipe reflects that marriage of cultures. Enjoy this recipe with a bottle of Greek wine and dream of the Elesian winds of the Eastern Mediterranean blowing in your hair.
  2. Toast the bulgur wheat lightly in a nonstick skillet over medium heat (stirring constantly until golden brown). Pour bulgur wheat into hot chicken broth (very slowly), stir only once; cover and bring to a boil. Turn off heat and let liquid absorb until bulgur wheat is al dente. Remove cover and let cool before combining all the salad ingredients in a large bowl.
  3. Whisk all the dressing ingredients together in a small bowl.
  4. Pour over vegetables; toss until well coated.
  5. Add the feta cheese and olives; cover and chill.
  6. Let the flavors marry! Make 6 hours before or 1 day ahead and refrigerate.
  7. Could be served with romaine lettuce under the salad.

Per Serving Nutrition Info: 230 cal; (100 from fat); 11g total fat;(2.5g sat fat); 9g prot; 26g total carb; 10mg chol; 690mg sod; 6g fiber; 2g sugar

Nutritional analysis for these recipes may vary slightly depending on choice of ingredients.