Tabbouleh is one of the most famous of the Middle Eastern mezze, meaning appetizers, which cover the whole table with countless little dishes. Serve it as a salad, making it part of a cold summer meal.
The grain used is bulgar, which is preboiled, cracked wheat. The only preparation it needs is soaking. Traditionally, tabbouleh is made with chopped tomatoes, onion, parsley and mint leaves.