Mayrig Recipe: Itch, the Armenian Tabbouleh

Hello all!

I hope you enjoyed Mayrig’s Vaspov Salad posted two weeks ago!

Today we have a new Armenian dish, “Itch” which is the Armenian version of Tabbouleh. Yum! who doesn’t love a good tabbouleh?!

Before I share the recipe with you, I wanted to let you in on the many benefits of Bulgur, star ingredient in this recipe.

Bulgur wheat is a staple of Middle Eastern cuisine. It has a chewy texture and mild, nutty taste. Bulgur is a whole wheat, richer in nutrients and vitamins than refined, processed wheat, which has been stripped of many beneficial ingredients. It is also low in fat, high in minerals like manganese, magnesium and iron, it’s a good source of plant-based protein, and provides a  good dose of the dietary fiber you need for digestive and heart health.

Bulgar is a great substitute for rice because it has more fiber and nutrients and is also a low glycemic index food, meaning it produces only small fluctuations in blood glucose and insulin levels compared with high glycemic index foods like rice and potatoes.

So without further ado, here’s Aline’s, co-founder of Mayrig, recipe for Itch:


Click here for a printable version of the recipe.

Note: Bulgar is not gluten free. This recipe is however suitable for vegetarians and vegans.

Let us know what you think of the recipe in the comments below and share your creation with us on social media by hashtagging #fitnutuae and #mayrigmoments

Bon appetit!

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