Tabuli is the interesting traveler that always visits our holiday celebrations. It is not a particularly wintery dish, but it has a cultural place in our tradition. It is a simple Armenian dish that is prepared much the same as a salsa, lots of chopped fresh and fragrant ingredients, with the addition of bulgur wheat which gives the dish body, and makes it a complete dish because it has protein.
My family makes this for Christmas each year and it’s a great light dish for leftovers. It’s a side salad, a confetti beauty on the dinner table with the various greens and small dice. This is the traditional way my Grandma and Mom always make it, and doesn’t need a thing added to it. Keep it fresh!
This is a great side dish to prepare ahead of time, it will keep well and the flavors will marinate overnight in the fridge. You can serve cold or room temp. Take it to school or work the next day!
Servings: about 6 servings, ¾ cup each
*You may need to go to a health food store or Middle Eastern specialty market to find this. You can alternatively use brown rice, barley, or quinoa and cool it down before mixing with the salad ingredients.
Additional information: appropriate for Lacto-Ovo Vegetarian and Vegan diets.