Serves 4 to 6
1/4 cup brown bulgur wheat
Juice of 1 lemon 3 tablespoons olive oil
Seeds from 1 medium pomegranate
60g of flat leaf parsley, washed and dried
30g of mint, washed and dried
4 Large ripe vine tomatoes
1 Medium red onion finely chopped
1 tablespoon pomegranate molasses (available in good supermarkets and health food stores)
Pinch of salt
Ground white pepper
Pinch of sumac (available in good supermarkets and health food stores)
1. Place the bulgur wheat in a large bowl and prepare some boiling water. Pour the water – just off the boil, into the bowl so the bulgur is just covered. Set aside to soak for approximately 10 minutes, until the water has been absorbed and the bulgur has softened.
2. While the bulgur is soaking, juice the lemon and chop the parsley, mint and onions. Slice the tomatoes and chop them into medium size cubes. De-seed the pomegranate.
3. The bulgur wheat will have soaked up all the water. Once prepared add the tomatoes, onions, mint and parsley.
4. In a separate bowl add the lemon juice and a pinch of salt, pepper, molasses and sumac and mix well. Whisk in the olive oil.
5. Pour the dressing over the tomato mix, toss everything together, taste, and adjust seasonings as needed.
6. To serve, garnish the Tabbouleh with the pomegranate seeds a few whole mint sprigs. Serve at room temperature with warm pita bread, falafel and hummous for a Middle Eastern treat.
Recipe created by Gerard Murphy, Consultant Chef at justfalafel.com