Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Desert Salad

These days I'm working on a research project related to the Middle East and suddenly I've been very much in the mood of that type of food. The craving got more intense as I saw pictures of a freinds dinner party where the menu included Persian recipes.


No doubt one of my favorite dishes is tabouleh or tabouli. This dish has found many variations over the years from its original recipe, which typically includes bulgur, tomatoes, finely chopped parsley and a simple dressing made with olive oil, lemon juice and salt.


It originated on what is called the Levant region consisting of those countries in the Eastern Mediterranean (Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Israel, the Palestinian territories, Cyprus and Turkey). It popularity spread throughout the region and made it across the ocean into our tables thanks to immigrants from those countries.


Tabouli can be a healthy main dish at lunch or dinner. Also, it can be eaten as an appetizer or the perfect salad companion to any dish... love it with any fish! You can make it and keep it in the fridge for up to 3 days {mine never lasts more that 2... ha!} or you can serve it fresh before your next dinner party.

Have a delicious day!


18 comments:

  1. This looks yummy!! :))) I love the word Tabouli, haha. So fun to say :))) xx

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  2. Mmm, I love this kind of salad and make my own (totally unauthentic) version of Tabbouleh by using couscous (I don't like bulgur) and adding tuna. It's actually a whole meal by the time I've put all the ingredients in :-)

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  3. YUM! Looks delish and I love the pita idea too!

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  4. OMG...this all looks incredible! I'm especially loving the little pitas - too cute!! :)

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  5. Such a yummy post! :-)

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  6. I absolutely love tabbouleh, its so flavorsome and healthy at the same time, what could be better! Yum! Stopping by to say hi.. Hope your week is going well!

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  7. I love tabouleh! So healthy and delicious. I'd love to try making it one day myself.

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  8. YUM! im a huge tabouleh fan!

    xx.M
    www.bellesandrebelles.blogspot.com

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  9. MMmmm I definitely need more tabouleh in my life :)

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  10. So healthy AND tasty - tabouli is the best!

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  11. I'd like some tabouleh now please! It is such a refreshing and satisfying dish!


    xoxo,
    Chic 'n Cheap Living

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  12. These pictures make me hungry! I love middle eastern delicacies :)

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  13. These dishes look delist! Xo

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  14. Oh Quinoa is so delicious.
    Enjoy your project and the weekend

    xx
    Priscilla
    www.43concept.com

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  15. This looks so yummy.. I liked it so much! I am hosting a new fashion giveaway http://hind-toufga.blogspot.se/

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  16. YUM. Looks absolutely delicious! xo, Julie

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