Vegetable Tabbouleh With Chickpeas

Vegetable Tabbouleh With Chickpeas

This vegetable-packed salad requires no cooking, other than boiling water to soak the bulgur wheat. Sweet tomatoes, crunchy cucumbers and crisp asparagus provide texture, while creamy chickpeas add heft. A tangy shallot-lemon vinaigrette brightens the dish and soaks into the bulgur as it sits, developing more flavor over time. The salad can be made a few hours ahead; for best results, toss the salad with half of the dressing and reserve the remaining half. When ready to serve, toss with the reserved dressing to freshen it up. It’s a satisfying vegetarian main, a great side for roasted meats and fish, or an easy make-ahead picnic dish.
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  • Serves: 4 persons



  1. Step 1

    In a medium bowl, combine bulgur wheat with enough boiling water to cover by 1 inch. Season lightly with salt and stir to combine. Cover tightly with a tight-fitting lid and let stand until tender, about 25 minutes. Drain well, pressing out excess liquid. Spread out on a baking sheet to cool.
  2. Step 2

    Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine shallot, mustard, lemon juice and garlic. Season with salt and pepper. While whisking constantly, slowly drizzle in oil until well blended.
  3. Step 3

    Add remaining ingredients to the vinaigrette and toss to evenly coat. Once bulgur has cooled, add bulgur, season to taste with salt and pepper, and toss again. Transfer to a large serving bowl or platter to serve.