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Chef Yossi’s Tabouleh – Recipe Exclusive to Wild Honey Masterclass Event

Chef Yossi’s take on the classic Tabouleh has some surprise ingredients that really give it the Wow factor.

Traditionally there is a lot of parsley, a lot of coriander, soaked bulgur wheat and some people add onions, and/or tomatoes but in this recipe, Yossi creates a new take on the classic Tabouleh by adding sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds, and topping it with finely sliced grapes.

This is an addition that he has ‘borrowed’ from a Chef he met whilst he was travelling hills of Israel some years ago and has served it many times since. As he often says, “A good chef copies. A genius chef steals!”

This recipe serves two as a side dish, as it was served up in Wild Honey’s A Taste of Jerusalem Event in November 2018.

Yossi’s Tabouleh Salad Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1large bunch fresh parsley – washed, dried and stems removed
  • 1 large bunch of fresh coriander – washed, dried and stems removed
  • 1 bunch spring onions – washed and roots removed
  • 1 medium red onion diced finely (optional)
  • A handful of firm seedless red grapes
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1/4 cup sunflower seeds peeled
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 3 tablespoons good quality extra virgin olive oil (more or less to your preference)
  • Sea salt flakes & crushed black peppercorns to taste

Method

  1. Roast the sunflower and pumpkin seeds in a roasting pan until slightly coloured (no oil needed)
  2. Chop all the herbs to small to medium size depending on preference
  3. Finely slice and spring onions and mix together with the herbs
  4. Dice the red onion to small dice
  5. Finley slice the grapes
  6. Mix all ingredients together and dress with olive oil & lemon juice at the last moment
  7. Season to taste with salt flakes and the crushed pepper

Tabouleh Recipe Variations:

  • Add pomegranate seeds instead of the grapes
  • Add a small amount of cooked bulgar wheat and smatter it through the salad – the herbs should 90% of the salad composition
  • Add roasted pistachios or other nuts and seeds as preferred

Main photo courtesy of @andreangat, winner of A Taste of Jerusalem Snap to Win competition.

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