How to make it

  • This is a finely chopped salad, the greens should almost be confettied.
  • Drain Lentils (if using) and place in saucepan with 2 cups of water. Bring to a boil. Lower heat, cover and simmer for about 15 mins or until just tender. Rinse with cold water until cooled completely. Drain very well and spread on a toweled sheet pan to dry further.
  • Soak Burghul in water to cover by a half inch or so. (about 20 min) Drain well and squeeze out as much water as you can. Spread out on a sheet pan to dry further.
  • Combine Onion with Cinnamon, Pepper, & Salt. Set Aside
  • In a large bowl, combine Parsley, Scallions, Tomatoes, and Mint.
  • Gently fold in Wheat and Lentils. Dress with half the lemon and oil. Refrigerate about 1 hour stirring the salad 3 times at 20 minute intervals. (This gives the wheat and lentils a chance to absorb the dressing flavors and any excess liquid released by the Tomatoes.)
  • Stir in seasoned Onion and dress with remaining Lemon & Oil as needed. Adjust Seasonings. Stir thoroughly. The wheat and lentils should soak up most of the dressing. If there is too much liquid at the bottom, you either have too much dressing or the ingredients are too wet.
  • To Serv: Surround the Salad with Pita, young Romain, and/or Grape Leaves. Use them to scoop up the salad in bites.
  • Frequent Addition:
  • Cucumber-Peas
  • 1 cup finely chopped Cucumber and 1 cup whole fresh peas
  • ** In the winter when tomatoes are out of season. Omit tomatoes and add an additional 1/2 cup Orange Lentils.

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    " It was excellent "
    lunasea ate it and said...
    I made this on Saturday - and it rocked the house. Everyone loved it, Jim....thanks again!
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    " It was excellent "
    grandmommy ate it and said...
    Love this one Jim. Thanks for the post.
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    " It was excellent "
    tinadc ate it and said...
    My kind of food Jim. Thank you
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    " It was excellent "
    lunasea ate it and said...
    Well heck...I made tabbouleh last night and did pretty much everything right but didn't do the orange lentils. I need to get them and try again. One can never have too much tabbouleh on hand. Thanks again, Jim.....great recipe!
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  • kismet 10 years ago
    People don't know what they are missing if they have'nt eaten a cracked wheat salad,it is so good. Thank-you for the recipe.
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