My friend and I go to Skewers a lot and I LOVE, love, love their lighter side menu options. I was having friends over for dinner and craving middle eastern / mediterranean food. So this dinner menu was inspired by my lovely girly dinners at Skewers.
My dinner party menu consisted of chicken, tabbouleh, hummus, tzatziki and pita bread. I’ve already blogged about my hummus recipe, check it out and then come back to this recipe.
The tabbouleh is a little more time intensive then the hummus, but it is super easy to make. So without further ado here is how I make the tabbouleh.
1/2 cup bulgur
1 1/4 cups boiling water
1 bunch chopped parsley
1 medium tomato diced tomatoes
1/2 medium onion chopped
2-3 tablespoons of roughly chopped mint leaves
1/2 lemon juiced
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 tablespoon olive oil
Soak the bulgur in boiling water, cover and let it stand for about 2 hours. Drain the excess water using a colander and then squeeze out any remaining water from bulghur using your hands or paper towel. (I am a bad blogger and forgot to take a picture. Sorry!)
Dice the tomato and onion. Place them in a bowl.
Chop the curley parsley and mint.
Mix the bulgur, tomatoes, onion, parsley and mint in a bowl. Add lemon juice, olive oil, salt and pepper and mix well.
Your tabbouleh is complete!!
Serve immediately or chill in refrigerator for 2 hours before serving. I prefer to have it chill in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes so all the flavors can develop.
Coming up next for our middle eastern inspired meal is the tzatziki sauce and then the chicken.