Parsley Tabbouleh

Because of parsley's combination of vitamins, flavonoids & nutrients like chlorophyll, it has the power to help purify the liver, blood and kidneys, as well as anti-inflammatory properties that aid everything from urinary tract infections to swollen gums. It also has 3 times the vitamin C by volume than an orange.


1 cup water
1/2 cup bulgur
1/4 cup lemon juice
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
1/4 teaspoon salt
Freshly ground pepper, to taste
2 cups finely chopped flat-leaf parsley
1/4 cup chopped fresh mint
2 tomatoes, diced
1 small cucumber, peeled, seeded and diced
4 scallions, thinly sliced (sub onion here)


Combine water and bulgur in a small saucepan. Bring to a full boil, remove from heat, cover and let stand until the water is absorbed and the bulgur is tender, 25 minutes or according to package directions. If any water remains, drain bulgur in a fine-mesh sieve. Transfer to a large bowl and let cool for 15 minutes. Combine lemon juice, oil, garlic, salt and pepper in a small bowl. Add parsley, mint, tomatoes, cucumber and scallions to the bulgur. Add the dressing and toss. Serve at room temperature or chill for at least 1 hour to serve cold. This can be prepared a day ahead and chilled for say...a 4th of July celebration!