10-Minute Lunch Recipe: Pistachio Tabbouleh

This Middle Eastern dish is traditionally made with bulgur wheat, but we’ve replaced it with buckwheat, which has a very similar texture and taste, and makes it a wheat-free version. (Despite its name, buckwheat has no relation to wheat.)

The key to a good tabouleh is to use lots of tomatoes and herbs dotted with buckwheat, rather than the other way round. This dish is fresh and delicious, perfect on its own with some good gluten-free bread or served as a side with meat or fish.

It’s also a great party dish, served with hummus wrapped in lettuce leaves.

Pistachio Tabbouleh

Ingredients

  • 3.5oz/100g buckwheat grain
  • 2 handfuls of fresh parsley
  • A handful of fresh mint
  • 10.5oz/300g ripe vine tomatoes, seeded and very finely chopped
  • 1/2 red onion, finely chopped
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • A pinch of black pepper
  • A handful of home-shelled pistachios, coarsely crushed

Preparation

1. Put the buckwheat in a saucepan and cover with twice its volume of water. Bring to the boil, then cook for 5 minutes until soft. Drain in a sieve and rinse under cold water to cool, then leave to drain thoroughly.

2. Pull the parsley and mint leaves from their stems and finely chop (keep a few mint leaves for garnish, if you like).

3. Tip the buckwheat into a large mixing bowl and add the tomatoes, onion, parsley, mint, lemon juice, oil, salt and pepper. Mix well.

4. Garnish with the pistachios and mint leaves, and serve.

Photo and recipe credit: The Detox Kitchen Bible by Lily Simpson and Rob Hobson, published by Bloomsbury. The Detox Kitchen Bible is available at Dymocks in Australia.

And are you ready to learn more about how to unlock the power of food to heal your body, prevent disease & achieve optimal health? Register now for our FREE Functional Nutrition Webinar with Kelly LeVeque.

Related Posts

Sites We Love

Functional Nutrition Webinar

Learn How To Eat Right For Your Brain

Sign up for mbg's FREE Functional Nutrition Webinar hosted by Dr. Mark Hyman

Get Free Access Now Loading next article...
Sign up for mbg's FREE Functional Nutrition Webinar

Your article and new folder have been saved!