Tabule (Tabbouleh) is a traditional Lebanese salad made with fine bulgur, finely chopped herbs, seasoned with olive oil and lemon juice. Turkish version, called “Kısır”, has less green herbs, sometimes with added chopped tomatoes and tomato paste.My friend Semra suggested that I try using cauliflowers instead of bulgur. Hesitantly I gave it a try and the result was a delicious salad with less calories and no gluten.
Cauliflower Tabule Salad
2 cups cauliflowers
¼ cup fresh parsley, finely chopped
¼ cup fresh dill, finely chopped
¼ cup fresh mint, finely chopped
1 cup tomatoes, chopped
¼ cup olive oil
Juice of 1 lemon
Salt and pepper to taste
A few sprigs of mint for garnish
Remove cauliflower florets from the cauliflower head, discarding the stems. Wash and drain. Place in a food processor and chop until florets turn into small particles. Place cauliflower in a large bowl.
Finely chop all herbs. Cut tomatoes into small pieces. Add all into the bowl. Add olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Mix well with a spoon. Cover the bowl and let it chill in the refrigerator allowing flavors to mix.
Transfer to a serving dish. Garnish with fresh mint leaves.