White beans, spinach, and extra veggies add an extra punch to this delicious and refreshing salad dish. This is great on a hot summer night, served with warm pita bread and garnished with black olives and feta cheese.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
additional:
1 hr 30 mins
total:
1 hr 50 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place the bulgur wheat in a large bowl, stir the boiling water into it, cover, and let stand until the water is absorbed and the wheat is fluffy, about 30 minutes.

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  • In a large salad bowl, lightly stir together the parsley, spinach, tomato, yellow bell pepper, onion, garlic, cannellini beans, olive oil, lemon juice, sea salt, and black pepper. Add the bulgur, lightly stir to thoroughly combine the salad, and refrigerate until chilled, about 1 hour.

Nutrition Facts

197 calories; protein 5.6g 11% DV; carbohydrates 24.8g 8% DV; fat 9.7g 15% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 607.3mg 24% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (36)

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Rating: 4 stars
11/09/2009
Used chick peas instead of white beans because that's all I had. Will make again definitely with the chick peas! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/21/2010
Needs more seasoning - maybe fresh basil? Read More
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45 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 34
  • 4 star values: 10
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
11/09/2009
Used chick peas instead of white beans because that's all I had. Will make again definitely with the chick peas! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/16/2010
This salad was really tasty. I had some bulgur wheat sitting in my cabinet unused, so I decided this was the recipe to try it with. I didn't have white beans so I substituted with butter beans. It was fine. Also used a whole red sweet pepper instead of half a yellow one. And definitely needed some chopped fresh avocado. Made a great addition to this salad. Maybe for some extra Mediterranean flair next time I'd also chop up some kalamata olives to add a little punch. Overall a great recipe. My husband, who gave up meat entirely for Lent, couldn't stop raving about it. This one's a keeper. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/24/2009
This is an attractive healthy salad that contains complete protein for a vegetarian meal. I think it will be even better tomorrow when the flavours have had time to blend more. thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/12/2010
Loved it! Used quinoa instead of bulgar wheat, and 1/2 parsley 1/2 mint, with a little cucumber added, red onion, and red bell pepper instead. Next time I'll probably use all mint. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/09/2009
I found this recipe after receiving tons of parsley in my CSA veggie box. It was delicious and easy! I ended up adding 1 whole red bell pepper rather than 1/2 a yellow and lots of small heirloom tomatoes instead of 1 large tomato. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/14/2010
My husband and I loved this recipe! I made it again for two other families and they both asked for the recipe. I enjoyed this recipe much more than traditional Lebonese tabbouleh because there is more too it than parsley! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/17/2010
I like this recipe because it has more than just the regular parsley and bulgur. This recipe just screams chick peas to me instead of the white bean. So I used them. Not a fan of tomatoes in the winter. So I didn't use any. This salad is one of those that is actually better if made a day in advance. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/10/2012
Amazing taste! I substituted yellow pepper for red pepper, baby spinach for frozen spinach and since I didn't have tomato, I felt like I needed another veggie, so I added snow peas. Delicious, I'll definitely make this again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/16/2010
Tastes so fresh. Great salad. Tasty way to get bulgar in your diet. Used chickpeas and the second time I mad it I added a chopped cucumber I wanted to use up. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/21/2010
Needs more seasoning - maybe fresh basil? Read More
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