Libanais Breakfast

Libanais BreakfastRecipe
Photo: John Autry; Styling: Cindy Barr
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.


6 servings
Total time: 1 Hour, 50 Minutes

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Total: 1 Hour, 50 Minutes

Nutritional 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


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


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.


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