Cracked Wheat, Green Olive and Lemon Tabbouleh

, from Issue #35. August, 2015
Photography by Aaron McLean.
Cracked Wheat, Green Olive and Lemon Tabbouleh

A deliciously zesty tabbouleh. Add this to any meal, you won't regret it. 



1¼ cups fine burghul or cracked wheat
2 cups boiling chicken stock or water
3 spring onions, finely chopped
1 small handful each flat-leaf parsley, mint and coriander, finely chopped
2 handfuls of rocket or spinach leaves, thinly shredded
½ cup roughly chopped green olives
¼ cup olive oil
finely grated zest and juice 2 lemons
2 cloves garlic, crushed
sea salt and freshly ground pepper
¼ cup roughly chopped pistachio nuts


Combine the burghul and chicken stock in a bowl and leave until all the liquid has been absorbed. Fluff up with a fork. Add the remaining ingredients to the burghul, season generously and combine well.

Pantry note
Burghul: (also bulgur or bulghur) a wholewheat grain which is cooked, dried and then cracked. Available from some supermarkets, specialty and health food stores.