That Skinny Chick Can Bake



Living in Indianapolis, Memorial Day weekend is better known as Race Weekend…as the Indy 500 is always scheduled on Sunday.  After a night of tornadoes and then a couple chilly days, the holiday weekend called for intense heat.  Our Ina’s Garden assignment for the first week in June was Tabbouleh…and it seemed the perfect time to make this salad.

Ina’s recipes are no-fail…simple, with ingredients that we can all find in our local markets.  The picky family wouldn’t normally eat this sort of dish…Bill would ask what was in the salad…and both bulgur and mint would scare him off.  A simple vinaigrette with fresh lemon juice and olive oil, grape tomatoes, cucumber, scallions and parsley round out this delicious salad.  I knew I’d be eating it all myself…and, let me tell you, I did.  It was perfectly refreshing on a hot, humid Indiana day..and perfectly delicious as leftovers for the next couple days.

This recipe can be found on the Food Network web site.  The only tweak I’d suggest would be to decrease the salt just a wee bit…maybe starting with 2 1/2 teaspoons total vs the 3 1/2 in the recipe.

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25 comments on “Tabbouleh~”

  1. I love tabbouleh, but can’t get Michael to eat it either. That means I don’t make it often, but I enjoy it when I get in the mood for it!!

  2. Love me some Barefoot Contessa, and bulgur too! I’ve been facing similar pickiness issues, lately, cooking for my stepsisters…and have taken the same approach: finish it myself! Yum…

  3. Your dish looks great! Gah, I’m still kicking myself for not properly managing my time so I could’ve done this one from scratch. I’ll definitely be trying the scratch version soon, because yours looks extremely tasty! Glad you enjoyed it!

  4. That looks soo refreshing:-) Totally agree with u that Ina’s recipes are no fail. I just love her show Barefoot Contessa…Fool proof recipes I must say:-)

  5. Goodness, “a night of tornadoes” sounds very scary!

    I’ve never tasted Tabbouleh, and thanks to my coeliac disease, probably never will 🙁 I guess something like quinoa could replace the wheat, but still, not authentic.

    Pity about the “Reach for a dream” thing with Ina Garten. It cooled a lot of people’s reactions to her, I think.

  6. Thank you so much for joining us and making the Ina’s Tabbouleh. You have done a wonderful post, and your tabbouleh looks fantastic! Thank you for sharing it with us, and for joining us in Ina’s Garden. Look forward to seeing you on 16th June for Comforting and Delicious Chicken 🙂
    (Sorry to hear about your tornados by the way! The weather this year is so strange…)

  7. Hey I host a blog hop and I’d LOVE if you came over and shared a recipe! Here’s the link 🙂

    i got a new blog url 🙂

  8. Didn’t you just love Ina’s recipe? Yummy! Thanks for linking up with Ina’s Garden, and hope to see you next time!

  9. What a nice blog you have, I just discovered it. We love Ina’s recipes in my home.

  10. I love anything from Ina… I know this has got to be yummylicious. Lets see if I can get my family to eat bulgur. :/

  11. Great Ina recipe! And lucky you for not having to share 🙂 I can’t wait for you to get a copy of Jill’s book. I had no idea just how tasty a macaron would be. You’ll love them!

  12. I just ♥ Ina! Her recipes are always great : )
    Scary having to deal with tornadoes! Stay safe Lizzy!!

  13. this looks wonderfully delicious

  14. I love your photos. They certainly are incentive to make this. Of course, Ina is a star and I have great expectations of her dishes and I think you made her proud.

  15. Our families are so much alike! I have made this a few times before, and love it! But I am always eating it alone!

  16. I love Ina too, but hate tonrnado’s. How scary, we get fires and earthquakes in San Diego.

    This looks wonderful.

  17. What a perfect summer dish! Crisp flavors keep you cool! 😀

  18. Ina never fails – even if she does like her salt. This looks beautiful – all fresh and colorful. I will be making this with smiles. Summer = salads! I love this season!

  19. What a beautiful salad for summer. 🙂

  20. I love tabbouleh. I find it so refreshing! And I love lemon in it… yummy tanginess!!!

  21. It looks like a perfect summer salad, Lizzy.

  22. Love tabbouleh and I am having a post-holiday craving for fresh light tasty food. This ticks all those boxes.

  23. I love Tabbuleh!! So elegant and refreshing. Well done! Miriam@The Pioneer Cookbook

  24. I’ve been hearing the news about all the tornadoes happening in the US, stay safe. I love Tabbouleh, it is such a great no fail side dish. Plus its quite healthy so that’s always a good thing.

  25. Tabbouleh is one of my favorites too!! My grandma makes my absolute favorite. I will have to share her recipe sometime this summer 🙂

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