Tabbouleh is a Middle Eastern vegan dish traditionally made of tomatoes, finely chopped parsley, mint, bulgur, and onion, and seasoned with olive oil, lemon juice, salt, and bulgur. Although I make my hummus without oil and add a little more lemon juice,it tastes exactly the same. Add some hummus, lettuce, fresh tomatoes, and you have a tasty oil-free hummus and tabbouli wrap for lunch.
Despite containing the ingredients of a salad, this sandwich is a superfood with its nutritious contents. Bulgur is high in fiber and protein, as well as low in fat, and has a low glycemic index, and contains potassium and iron.
If following a gluten-free diet, replace the bulgur with quinoa (another super-food) and use a gluten free tortilla or wrap.
Furthermore, onions and garlic are known for lowering blood pressure and cholesterol. Similarly nutritious, parsley contains three times more vitamin C than oranges and contains twice as much iron as spinach. It also acts as antioxidants. When eaten raw, like in Tabbouleh, parsley cleanses the blood and can assist with the removal of some kidney and gallstones. In other words, the amount of nutrients in the Tabbouleh alone makes this a must try, and it is delicious as well.
Although the hummus is the binding force of the sandwich, it has a flavorful creamy texture. So, if you are looking for a nutritious and flavorful sandwich, or salad, give this a try.