Peanut Garlic Tabbouleh

Peanut Garlic Tabbouleh blends some heat from jalapeno & garlic with yummy peanuts & traditional parsley. Serve as an appetizer or a diner side. Gluten-free.
Peanut Garlic Tabbouleh blends some heat from jalapeno & garlic with yummy peanuts & traditional parsley. Serve as an appetizer or a diner side.Gluten-free.

When I tried this dish at a holiday food day celebration in my very first job, it had the name Peanut Garlic Salsa. Fresh and tasty, I immediately asked for the recipe. 

Alas, even though I’d seriously enjoyed it, it somehow took me years to try it at home. How does that happen? 

Peanut Garlic Tabbouleh blends some heat from jalapeno & garlic with yummy peanuts & traditional parsley. Serve as an appetizer or a diner side.Gluten-free.

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Perhaps it was a premonition because, the first time I made it, my family rejected it hands down. Puzzled, I remembered a time when I’d made another ill-fated food, spaghetti with chickpea sauce.

When I served that up to my kids, they were outraged.  This isn’t spaghetti they protested and refused to eat it. But I tried again later renaming it “Garbetti” and then they thought it was great!

Ingredients

So, given the scant resemblance that this has to traditional tomato-based salsa, I decided to give it a second chance. With the abundance of fresh parsley (or cilantro), Peanut Garlic Tabbouleh seemed a perfect name.

Peanut Garlic Tabbouleh blends some heat from jalapeno & garlic with yummy peanuts & traditional parsley. Serve as an appetizer or a diner side.Gluten-free.

Mmm

Peanut Garlic Tabbouleh is loaded with flavor and has a couple advantages over a more traditional tabbouleh. With peanuts replacing couscous, it is higher in protein and gluten free and better suited to a number of special diets.  Low-carb anyone?

What’s is a name? When it comes to food, perhaps more than Juliet knew…

Make in food processor–so easy!

Spicy Peanut Tabbouleh blends a little heat from jalapeno & garlic with yummy peanuts & traditional parsley. Served as an appetizer or a diner side,

Peanut Garlic Tabbouleh

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Peanut Garlic Tabbouleh blends some heat from jalapeno & garlic with yummy peanuts & traditional parsley. Serve as an appetizer or a diner side. Gluten-free.

Ingredients

  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 0-2 jalapeno peppers (depending on heat & preference)
  • 1 c peanuts
  • 1 ½ c parsley or cilantro leaves
  • ¼ cup fresh lime juice
  • pinch of salt

Instructions

In a food processor or using a chef’s knife, mince the garlic, pepper(s), peanuts and parsley. Process until finely chopped. Transfer to a bowl and stir in the lime juice and salt.  

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 155Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 109mgCarbohydrates: 8gFiber: 3gSugar: 2gProtein: 7g

Nutrition data accuracy may vary with product selection, calculator accuracy, etc. Consult a professional for the best information.

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