Tabouleh with dates and grapes
( SERVES 8 )
Tabouleh is a great salad to take to any barbecue. Its refreshing, zesty flavours will be welcomed by any barbecued meats. It is also great served with hummus and flat bread.
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- Combine bulghur wheat, lemon zest, lemon juice, extra-virgin olive oil, water and salt in a large bowl and leave to swell until bulghur wheat is tender but still firm to the bite. about 1 hour. Drain off any excess liquid if there is any.
- Toss with all remaining ingredients just before serving and season to taste with a little more salt and lemon juice (if needed), freshly ground black pepper and extra virgin olive oil.
- Serve with barbecued flat breads, falafels, chicken, lamb or steak and hummus.
Tip: Soaking the bulghur wheat in lemon juice and olive oil (instead of water) gets more flavour into the salad. The dates and grapes are optional, however they provide a nice sweet touch to the salad.