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Category: Vegetables, Side Dishes, Grains

 Ingredients List

  • -----------------------------------SALAD-----------------------------------
  • 1 c Raw bulgur wheat
  • -- use coarse-medium
  • -- _not_ fine
  • 1 Cucumber; peeled and diced
  • 2 Tomatoes; diced
  • 2 md Onions; diced
  • 20 To 25 sprigs parsley; minced
  • -- including stems*
  • 10 lg Radishes; diced
  • 1/2 c Fresh lemon juice
  • -- (abt. 3 to 4 lemons)
  • 1/4 c Olive oil
  • 1 tb Salt
  • 1/2 ts Pepper
  • A little green onion; diced
  • -- (opt'l.)


Syrian or pita bread and/or
Escarole or lettuce leaves

*Use a little more if needed, until the mixture is nice and green.

Rinse bulgur. Pour enough boiling water over it to cover by 1" (about 3 to
4 c.) Let stand about 30 minutes, or until bulgur is light and fluffy.
Drain off excess water in colander, then squeeze with your hands to remove
any more water.

Mix with vegetables, tossing often. Add lemon juice, oil and spices.

Use bread wedges (Syrian bread if possible, or fresh pita bread cut in
strips), escarole or lettuce leaves; line platter. Put tablespoonful on
bread or lettuce leaf; roll and eat. (Or can be served as a salad.) Should
be served immediately after preparation.

Yield: 6 to 8 servings.

Yummy! Authentic Middle Eastern version - _no_ mint! Good with grilled

From Sandy Vasquez, at her 07/07/89 Lebanese cooking class at The Cookbook
Cottage, Louisville, KY. Sandy is Lebanese, grew up in Honduras, emigrated
to Miami and now lives in Louisville with her husband and son. Tried
07/21/89. Posted by Cathy Harned.

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