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Pomegranate Tabbouleh Salad

Pomegranate Tabbouleh Salad


The other day when I was enjoying my pomegranate and pistachio whole wheat couscous salad it reminded me a little of tabbouleh. Tabouleh is a Mediterranean parsley salad that also commonly includes things like bulgur, mint, tomatoes, etc. I always enjoy whole grain salads and I was thinking that one would make for a nice light day before T day meal. For the pomegranate tabbouleh salad I went with the standard tabbouleh components and then I added pomegranate seeds and some of the pomegranate vinaigrette from the pomegranate couscous salad for the pomegranate components. From there I added some chopped walnuts and some feta to make the salad a bit heartier. The pomegranate tabbouleh salad turned out great! The the bulgur was light and fluffy and the pomegranate vinaigrette ensured that it stayed nice and moist. I really enjoyed the salty feta and juicy sweet and tart pomegranate combo. The large amount of parsley and mint made the salad seem so fresh and vibrant. I will definitely be making this pomegranate tabbouleh salad again!

Pomegranate Tabbouleh Salad

(makes 4 servings)
Printable Recipe

Ingredients:
1 cup water
1/2 cup bulgur
1/2 cup parsley (chopped)
1/4 cup mint (chopped)
1/4 cup green onions (chopped)
1/2 cup tomato (chopped)
1/2 cup cucumber (chopped)
1/4 cup walnuts (toasted)
1/4 cup pomegranate seeds
1/4 cup feta
3 tablespoons pomegranate vinaigrette

Directions:
1. Bring the water to a boil and turn off the heat.
2. Mix in the bulgur, cover and let sit for 20 minutes.
3. Toss the bulgur with the parsley, mint, green onion, tomato, cucumber, walnuts, pomegranate seeds and feta in the pomegranate vinaigrette to coat.

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14 comments:

Lydia (The Perfect Pantry) said...

There's still a bit of mint in my herb garden, and with pomegranates now in season, this is the perfect week to make this salad.

Nina Timm said...

I love to make tabbouleh in summer, but have never thought of adding pomegranates....very innovative!!!

screwdestiny said...

Wait, so you have two Thanksgiving dinners in Candada?

♥peachkins♥ said...

what a colorful dish!

Jan said...

Kevin that salad looks amazing!

Chocolate Shavings said...

I've never had pomegrantae in tabbouleh, but it sounds wonderful!

La Table De Nana said...

Looks good..I just saw one w/ couscous..

tasteofbeirut said...

interesting version! I am always game for anything with pomegranates!

Joanne said...

The color in that picture is just gorgeous! It is incredibly visually appealing. And flavorfully appealing as well!

judyfoodie said...

Wow look at those colors! Absolutely gorgeous. I bet it tastes amazing too!

kamailesfood said...

I love tabbouleh. This sounds like a great variation.

Kalyn said...

What a wonderful holiday recipe with the combination of red and green! This looks just wonderful.

Anonymous said...

thanks! this was an awesome variation on tabouleh! you might enjoy this recipe too http://www.finecooking.com/recipes/bulgur-grape-salad-walnuts-currants.aspx

janet said...

Hey Kevin, I tried the recipe - thought the ideas were great - but sadly, have fallen for a different pomegrante and bulgur salad altogether. You might like the other salad, too!

I wrote about both salads here: http://tastespace.wordpress.com/2010/08/26/pomegranate-tabbouleh-salad/

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