Diabetic Tabbouli

This diabetic tabbouli recipe is not quick to make, but it is light and so good for you. Tabbouli is a Middle Eastern salad that can be served with hummus.
It is common among vegetarians and those who are familiar with Middle Eastern food. Make sure you look for fine bulgar wheat. The finer the better for this recipe.


Yield: 8 servings

Measure Ingredient
1 cup Bulgur Wheat
2 cups Water, boiling
2 Tomatoes, finely diced
1 bunch Green Onions, sliced
3 teaspoons Mint, freshly chopped -or-2 tablespoons Mint, dried
2 cups Parsley, freshly chopped fine
1/2 cup Lemon Juice, freshly squeezed
1/4 cup Olive Oil

A traditional Middle Eastern dish containing bulgur wheat and fresh herbs. Serve with Toasted Pita Chips and raw vegetables. Black Pepper, freshly ground, to taste.

1. Place uncooked bulgur in a bowl; pour boiling water over it and let it soak 1 hour (stir occasionally). Drain well in a fine strainer. Return bulgur to the bowl and add all other ingredients; mix well.

2. Chill for 2 hours.

Yield: 8 servings, 6 cups One Serving = 3/4 cup Calories: 179 Protein: 4 g Fat: 7 g Carbohydrate: 26 g Fiber: 0.3 g Cholesterol: 0 mg Sodium: 9 mg Potassium: 254 mg Exchange: 1 Starch/Bread 2 Vegetable 1 Fat

Source: "The U.C.S.D. Healthy Diet for Diabetes, a Comprehensive Nutritional Guide and Cookbook," by Susan Algert, M.S., R.D.; Barbara Grasse, R.D., C.D.E.; and Annie Durning, M.S., R.D. Shared by: Norman R. Brown

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