Fresh spearmint can be very expensive when purchased in the small packages available at most supermarkets. You can substitute 1 tablespoon of dried mint for a comparable, less expensive taste result.
1 cup bulgur wheat
1 cup boiling water
3 tomatoes, chopped
1/2 cup fresh parsley, minced
1/2 cup mint, minced
3 green onions, chopped
1 onion, chopped
1 tsp salt
1/3 cup lemon juice
1/3 cup vegetable oil
Combine bulgur and boiling water in a large bowl. Let stand for 30 minutes.
Add tomatoes, parsley, mint, green onions and onion to bowl.
Add salt, lemon juice and oil to bulgur mixture; mix well. Cover; refrigerate until ready to serve.
Serve this nutritious salad in a decorative glass bowl at your next luncheon buffet to show off its colors and textures. Garnish with fresh mint sprigs around the entire bowl.
Tabbouleh mixes are available at most supermarkets. If you are in a hurry, you can prepare the mix and give it a homemade touch with fresh tomatoes, fresh parsley, green onions and fresh lemon juice.