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)
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
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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