Tabouli (Bulgur Wheat Salad)
A very clean and fresh traditional middle-eastern salad.
cracked wheat (bulgur)
or 16 ounces tomatoes, canned, diced
or to taste
fresh chopped, up to two cups
olive oil, extra-virgin
In a medium non-reactive bowl add 1 cup of whole wheat bulgur and 1 large chopped onion and cover with boiling water.
Let soak 2 hours.
Drain well and add tomatoes, olive oil, ⅓ cup lemon juice (freshly squeezed tastes much better than from concentrate), parsley, ¼ teaspoon or more freshly ground black pepper, and salt to taste.
Let it stand for several hours or overnight in the refrigerator to allow the flavors to blend.