Inspired by friends who adore Mexican flavors, Christine Datian decided to reinvent traditional Middle Eastern tabbouleh with Southwestern spices. After substituting cilantro for parsley and adding peppers, cumin, and chili powder, she knew she had a unique dish that was quick and easy to throw together. "If you're working, you can do a lot of prep before, when you do have time," she says. Datian recommends buying prechopped vegetables from the grocery store for a fast weeknight meal. If necessary, you can even soak the bulgur overnight.
Cooking Light JULY 2010
1. Combine bulgur, 1 1/4 cups boiling water, and 1 1/2 teaspoons oil in a medium bowl; cover and let stand 20 minutes. Drain bulgur through a fine sieve; place bulgur in a medium bowl. Add cilantro and remaining ingredients; toss well.
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