Tabouli is a middle eastern dish, traditionally made with cracked wheat (Bulghar).
1 cup of cooked cracked wheat or cooked brown rice
3 cups of finely chopped parsley
1/2 cup of finely chopped fresh mint
4 or 5 finely chopped spring onions (scallions) along with the green parts.
2 ripe, medium size tomatoes, chopped into very small cubes
1/4 tsp allspice (optional)
1/2 cup lemon juice
5 TBS extra virgin olive oil
3/4 tsp salt; Pepper to taste
Finely dice the tomatoes.
Clean the parsley and remove the large stems (you want mostly leaves). Chop fine.
Trim the spring onions and chop fine.
Add all the ingredients to a large bowl and toss well.
Taste for seasoning. If too dry, you can add additional lemon juice and/or olive oil.
Tabouli benefits from resting - you can cover the bowl with plastic wrap and leave in the refrigerator for a few hours or over night, tossing occasionally.
Serve as an appetizer. Delicious stuffed in pita bread.