Sunday, 29 January 2012

Red Pepper tabouli

 A little taste of the Mediteranean to start my week off right!

Red Pepper Tabouli

Clean Eating Magazine


  • 1 cup bulgur
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 2 red peppers, diced into 1/4-inch pieces (2 cups)
  • 2 stalks celery, diced into 1/4-inch pieces (1 cup) 
  • 1/2 tsp dried basil
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 bunch parsley, minced (1 cup)
  • Juice 1 lemon (about 1/4 cup)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp balsamic vinegar


  1. In a medium-size heatproof bowl with lid, pour 2 cups boiling water over bulgur. Cover and place in refrigerator for 45 minutes.
  2. Pour oil into a large nonstick skillet. Add peppers and celery, sprinkle with basil and salt, and sauté on medium-high heat for 3 minutes. Add garlic and sauté another 2 minutes. Remove from heat.
  3. In another small bowl, stir together lemon juice, oil and vinegar for the dressing.
  4. When bulgur is finished soaking and water is absorbed, spoon it into a large bowl with the sautéed red pepper and celery. Add parsley. Pour dressing over and stir gently.
Nutrients per 3/4-cup serving: Calories: 93, Total Fat: 2 g, Sat. Fat: 0 g, Carbs: 17 g, Fiber: 4 g, Sugars: 2 g, Protein: 3 g, Sodium: 89 mg, Cholesterol: 17 mg 
And if normal tabouli is just too blah for your exciting life, go a little crazy and don't put the peppers in the the salad... put the salad in the peppers!!

2 comments: said...

Yum! I *love* this recipe! Tabouli is one of my favorite foods but I've always been too intimidated to try to make it myself. I think I might be able to handle it though. :) I'll let you know how it turns out!

Stefanie said...

This sounds delicious!!

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