Tabbouleh is a traditional Middle Eastern dish, usually made with bulgur, tomato, parsley, mint, cucumber, garlic, olive oil, salt, lemon juice and sometimes onions. I love the traditional Tabbouleh and even though I had bulgur wheat at home I decided to tweak it a little and see what it would taste like. I must say I really, really enjoyed this. Feel free to add your own twist to it. By the way, Nina fixed the parsley, she said "Mommy, let me show you how to do this the authentic way. Never use a knife to chop the parsley, it all has to be done by hand like this, see? aren't I a true Lebanese girl!" That's my daughter for you, amazes me all the time, so smart!
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|I made the creamy white dressing and Nina made her own dressing, the 'yellow' one and it was delicious. My little Chef!
2 Tbsp green onion, chopped
1 tomato, chopped
3 cups parsley, fixed
1/2 cup cauliflower florets, chopped
1 cucumber, chopped
Mix all ingredients in a bowl and set aside
1/3 cup cashews, soaked overnight
Juice of 1 orange
3 Tbsp olive oil
Dash of black pepper
1/4 tsp garlic powder
Juice of 1/ 2 lemon
2 Tbsp honey
Blend all ingredients in a food processor until smooth. Toss the tabbouleh with about 4 tablespoon of the sweet dressing. Save the rest of the dressing in a tight container and put in the fridge.
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