Tabouli | Taboula: Fresh Tasty Vegetarian Healthy Food
Taboula, Tabbouleh or tabouli is a super fresh tasty herb levantine salad packed with healthy ingredients and a refreshing delicious vegetarian food. Originating from in the Eastern Mediterranean region of Western Asia gaining popularity in other cultures as well. It has no cholesterol, high in fiber, vitamins A, C and B12, and much more. Taboula is low in fat yet provides fiber, minerals and complex carbohydrates.
Tabouli made mostly of finely chopped parsley, with tomatoes, mint, onion, bulgur (soaked, not cooked), and seasoned with olive oil, lemon juice, salt and sweet pepper. Some variations add lettuce, or use semolina instead of bulgur. Bulgur is a cereal food made from the cracked parboiled groats (whole grains) of several different wheat species, most often from durum wheat. This vegan dish can be made gluten-free by substituting quinoa for bulgur wheat. Most of the ingredients in Taboula are virtually fat free and apart from having their own benefits, boost energy levels on a regular basis.
Originally from the mountains of Lebanon and Syria, Taboula has become one of the most popular salads in the Middle East. Taboula is traditionally served as part of a mezze in the Eastern Mediterranean and the Arab world. Like hummus, baba ghanoush, pita bread, and other elements of Arab cuisine, tabbouleh has become a popular food in the United States and other countries.