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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.

Nathan Fong
Recipe by Cooking Light January 2011

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Credit: John Autry; Styling: Cindy Barr

Recipe Summary

total:
1 hr 50 mins
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350°.

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Chef's Notes

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Nutrition Facts

262 calories; fat 14.2g; saturated fat 2.8g; mono fat 8.5g; poly fat 1.7g; protein 11g; carbohydrates 23.9g; fiber 2.3g; cholesterol 212mg; iron 3mg; sodium 452mg; calcium 65mg.
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