SHREDDED BEET TABBOULEH
I love bulgar wheat for its versatility and for its texture. It’s a grain that really holds up well, doesn’t get super mushy, and absorbs flavor. It also takes minimal effort to prep which, in comparison to other “healthy” grains is a huge bonus. When you think of tabbouleh, you often think of the Mediterranean version, right? I did a play on that by bringing a little Italian flair to the table. I combined the concept of a Caprese salad and tabbouleh, then added some beautiful yellow beets as a complementary flavor profile. The majority of produce I picked up from the local farmers market so eating them raw was a pure delight. Feel free to up the ratio of ingredients to your liking. Leftovers taste extra yummy because the flavors really infuse over night.
- Yellow Beets (4-5)
- Tabbouleh (1 cup)
- Parsley (1/3 cup)
- Lemon (1)
- Green Bell Pepper (1)
- Cherry Tomatoes (1 cup)
- Orange (1/2)
- Apple Cider Vinegar (2 tsp)
- Mozzarella Ball (1/2)
- Fresh Basil (1/2 cup)
- Red Onion (1/4)
- Olive Oil
- Salt + Pepper
- Cook tabbouleh according to package. I seasoned mine with a bunch of herbs, lemon juice, lemon zest, olive oil, salt + pepper; soaked it in boiling water and let it rest in the fridge for about 30 minutes.
- Peel and shred beets into a mixing bowl. Add the apple cider vinegar and toss with the shredded beets.
- Quarter the cherry tomatoes and add to the bowl.
- Chop up the green bell pepper into small, bite-size pieces and add to the bowl.
- Zest the orange into the bowl, then squeeze in the juice. Season the veggies with salt + pepper.
- Roughly chop up the basil and place into a food processor. Finely chop up the red onion and add to the food processor as well. Pour in the olive oil, add salt + pepper, blend until smooth. It’s okay if you’re left with small bits of onion and basil.
- Take your tabbouleh out of the fridge and combine with the veggies. Toss well together until combined. Pour in the blended basil sauce and mix well with the ingredients.
- Chop up the mozzarella into small pieces and add to the bowl. Do a final toss.