Special Diet Information

Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is NOT safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.

This is a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is NOT safe for those who are sensitive to gluten.


"As for the garden of mint, the very smell of it alone recovers and refreshes our spirits, as the taste stirs up our appetite for meat."
-Pliny, Roman Historian

The refrigerator light goes on...

Once again, foods from the Mediterranean make the best recipes and the healthiest foods. Many of them have much more oil in them than necessary, however and this recipe is an example of how to make small changes. Here the combination of the robust sesame oil with just a touch of honey brings out the other flavors and the oil doesn't dominate.



Servings: 4 | Serving size: about a cup

Cooking Time: 30 Minutes (does not include chilling time)

This recipe can easily be multiplied and keeps well for a maximum of 48 hours.

Tabbouleh recipe from Dr. Gourmet


  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup bulgur wheat
  • 3 lemons (juiced)
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1 Tbsp dark sesame oil
  • 1/4 cup white onion (minced)
  • 2 Tbsp fresh mint (chopped)
  • 1/2 cup curly parsley (minced)
  • 1 lb fresh tomatos (chopped)

Place the water in a small sauce pan over high heat and bring to a boil.

Pour boiling water over the bulgur wheat and stir. Let stand for about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.

While the bulgur is soaking stir together the lemon juice, honey, sesame oil, onion, mint, parsley and tomato.

Place the bulgur in a strainer and gently squeeze out the excess water.

Place in the dressing and toss until well mixed.


Nutrition Facts

Serving size: about a cup

Servings: 4

Amount Per Serving

Calories 191 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value
Total Fat 4g 6%
    Saturated Fat 1g 3%
    Monounsaturated Fat 2g
    Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 1%
Sodium 17mg 0%
Total Carbohydrates 37g 12%
    Dietary Fiber 8g 34%
    Sugars 6g
Protein 6g
Vitamin A 32% Vitamin C 69%
Calcium 4% Iron 20%
Vitamin K 133mcg Potassium 519mg