Serves 6 / Hemp is a natural partner for tabbouleh because they have the same look and texture; hemp adds a nutty, wilder taste element. Serve with Veggie-Flax Burgers.
1 cup boiling water 1 cup dry bulgur wheat 1/2 cup shelled hempseed, lightly toasted 1/4 cup chopped walnuts, pecans, or pine nuts, toasted 1/2 cup chopped green onions 10-12 cherry tomatoes, quartered 1 medium cucumber, peeled, seeded, and chopped 3-4 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley 1/3-1/2 cup fresh lemon juice 1 tablespoon olive oil or canola oil 1/4 cup low-sodium vegetable broth Salt and pepper, to taste Romaine lettuce leaves (optional)
1. In a large mixing bowl, pour boiling water over bulgur to just cover. Let sit 30 minutes, until water is absorbed. Add all remaining ingredients except lettuce and toss thoroughly. Cover and chill at least 2 hours. If desired, serve on romaine lettuce leaves.