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Winter Tabbouleh

Winter Tabbouleh
persimmons pomegranate

As the colder months arrive, we lose access to those beautiful fresh summer tomatoes from the garden. For those of you who love tabbouleh, you know that tomatoes are one of the key ingredients. So, what do you do when the only tomatoes are the out of season ones at the grocery store?

Now, with the help of a couple of fall and winter fruits, you can enjoy tabbouleh even into the fall and winter months. Use pomegranates and blood oranges in place of the tomatoes for the color and acidity that tomatoes provide.

You can add other fruits like fuyu persimmon for added sweetness, so have at it and give a typically summery dish, a fruity, winter spin. This tabbouleh is the perfect healthy appetizer for the fall and winter without having to include produce that is out of season.

Winter Tabbouleh Recipe

  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Servings: 8
  • Good for: side dish, salad, parties, vegan
  • Difficulty: easy

Serve this bold and flavorful tabbouleh in the winter months to spruce up your meal. The zesty and fresh flavors of this Mediterranean dish never disappoint and with this winter spin-off, you can enjoy tabbouleh all year round.

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup bulgar wheat soaked in 1 cup of water for 10 minutes
  • 2 cups chopped parsley
  • 1 cup pomegranate seeds
  • 1 cup diced cucumber
  • ½ cup diced onion
  • 2 segmented blood oranges
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Equipment:

  • Cutting board
  • Knife
  • Salad serving bowl
  • Measuring spoons
  • Measuring cups
  • Mixing bowl
  • Mesh strainer

Recipe Steps:

Soak the bulgar wheat:

  1. Place the dry bulgar wheat in a mixing bowl and cover with 1 cup of water. Stir and let it sit for 10 minutes.
  2. After 10 minutes, drain the bulgar through a mesh strainer.

Prepare the tabbouleh:

  1. In a large serving bowl add the pre-soaked bulgar wheat, parsley, pomegranate seeds, cucumber, onions, blood oranges, lemon juice and olive oil.
  2. Stir well and taste for salt and pepper.
  3. Chill for an hour before serving.

Serving Suggestions:

Prepping the salad ahead of time so that it can chill in the refrigerator for a bit will help the flavors marinate together.

Serve this salad with eggplant parmesan or alongside your favorite winter soup for a cozy, healthy meal. Add other winter fruits like pomelo or persimmon for different winter produce tabbouleh variations.

Nutritional Information for One Serving:

  • Calories: 140
  • Total Fat: 7g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Sodium: 85mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 19g
  • Dietary Fiber: 5g
  • Total Sugars: 7g - Includes 0g Added Sugars
  • Protein: 3g
  • Vitamin D: 0mcg
  • Calcium: 40mg
  • Iron: 1.4mg
  • Potassium: 190mg

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