Tabouleh-Cost to Make


I really had a hard time finding a simple and appealing recipe for tabouleh. I finally found an excellent one. I served this as a series of "dips" for a buffet meal to a group of 20. People asked for the recipe when it was over and I overheard one educated individual say "That green stuff is good, too." Tabouleh and a hommus side went well with warm un-pocketed pita bread. I noticed a good number of people making sandwiches out of it.

I used two bunches of parsley from Publix, but did not measure it. I also only used one tomato. I cannot imagine using the 6 recommended in the recipe. I also couldn't not find bulghur wheat at Publix and things were going crazy there. I read that someone used coucous; so, I gave it a try. I cooked it following microwave directions and let it cool completely before adding it to the tabouleh. A guest told me the kicker was the crushed Italian red pepper. It was hotter than other crushed red peppers. Giggle


  • $7.29 Couscous (Forgot the $1 coupon from online, Publix)
  • $1.38 Parsley (Both bunches, Publix)
  • $0.75 Sweet Onion (Purchased as pack from Costco)
  • Free Peppermint (Our herb garden)
  • Free Lemon Juice (Gift from Paul's boss)
  • Free Pepper (Gift from Paul's sister and brother-in-law)
  • $0.87 Tomato (Purchased as pack from Costco)
  • $3.99 Bottle of Olive Oil (Aldi)
  • $4.39 Pita (Purchased as pack from Costco)
  • $18.67 Total

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