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Libanais Breakfast

Photo: John Autry; Styling: Cindy Barr
Total time 1 hr, 50 mins
Yield 6 servings
This Middle Eastern-inspired breakfast is a popular selection at Medina, where the dish includes a boiled egg and three salads—tabbouleh, cucumber salad, and baba ghanoush—complemented with crisp pita toasts. Our simplified version features just one salad: tabbouleh.

Ingredients

  • 3 (6-inch) pitas, each cut into 8 wedges
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup uncooked bulgur
  • 1 cup chopped seeded plum tomato
  • 3/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped red onion
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 6 large eggs

Nutrition Information

  • calories 262
  • fat 14.2 g
  • satfat 2.8 g
  • monofat 8.5 g
  • polyfat 1.7 g
  • protein 11 g
  • carbohydrate 23.9 g
  • fiber 2.3 g
  • cholesterol 212 mg
  • iron 3 mg
  • sodium 452 mg
  • calcium 65 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 350°.

  2. Arrange pita wedges in a single layer on a baking sheet. Lightly brush pita wedges with 2 tablespoons oil; bake at 350° for 20 minutes or until golden.

  3. Combine 1 cup water and bulgur in a large bowl. Let stand 30 minutes or until bulgur is tender. Drain bulgur through a fine sieve; discard liquid. Place bulgur in a medium bowl. Add remaining 2 tablespoons oil, tomato, parsley, onion, mint, juice, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, and red pepper; toss well. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.

  4. Bring a medium saucepan of water to a boil. With a slotted spoon, carefully lower eggs into pan; cook 6 minutes. Drain and rinse eggs with cold running water until cool (about 1 minute). Peel eggs. Place 1/3 cup tabbouleh and 4 pita wedges on each of 6 plates; top each serving with 1 egg. Sprinkle eggs with remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper.

Cook's Notes

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