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Appears in
The Daily Mail Modern British Cookbook

By Alastair Little and Richard Whittington

Published 1998

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Tabbouleh is a refreshing salad of cracked wheat, called burghul, bulgar or bulghur depending on where you are. It was originally Lebanese and is characterized by its green colour, the result of using lots of herbs.

Serve with the inner leaves of a Cos lettuce for scooping.


  • 115 g/ 4 oz burghul
  • ½ cucumber
  • salt<


Rinse the burghul in a sieve under cold running water until the water runs clear. Put it into a large bowl and leave it to soak in fresh water for about 1 hour.

Cut the cucumber into small dice and put it in a colander. Sprinkle with salt and leave it to drain. Cover with cold water and leave for 30 minutes to drain.

Transfer the burghul to a sieve and press to extract as much m