If your diet allows, this is great with a low-carb bread like this one. This recipe is Atkins Phase 1 Induction friendly. Hemp seed hearts are very low in carbs and if substituted for the cauliflower as noted in the recipe below, will taste even MORE like real tabouleh. I had not yet discovered hemp hearts when I created this recipe and posted it here on the blog. 🙂 Here’s some great info on this nutritious food: http://www.livestrong.com/article/154639-what-are-the-benefits-of-eating-hemp-hearts/
¼ c. coarsely chopped fresh mint
1 finely minced green onion
1 c. grated/riced raw cauliflower (or 1/2 c. hemp hearts is even better, if you have them)
2 seeded plum tomatoes, chopped
1 T. fresh lemon juice
1 small clove garlic, minced
4 T. extra virgin olive oil
pinch salt and black pepper
DIRECTIONS: Grate or process cauliflower to tiny grains and place in mixing bowl. Seed and chop tomatoes. Add all remaining ingredients and stir. Can serve at room temperature or chill.
VARIATION: If in Atkins Phase 2, I recommend using low-carb hemp seed hearts (½ c.) instead of the grated cauliflower for a grainy taste similar to bulghur wheat for a more authentic flavor on this classic dish.
NUTRITIONAL INFO: Makes 4 servings, each with:
147 calories, 13.85 g fat, 5.73 g carbs, 2.48 g fiber, 3.25 NET CARBS, 1.9 g protein, 27 mg sodium