Picnic Tabbouleh

(From Marjorie Ehman)

Note:  Make this a day ahead so the uncooked bulghur can expand. This recipe is easy to cut in half and is festive looking.  A great recipe to make if you're looking for something unusual to serve your guests or take to a party.

1 cup uncooked bulghur (medium cracked wheat)
1/2 cup olive oil
1/2 cup lemon juice
1 cup finely diced green onion (1 bunch)
1 cup celery, finely diced
1 cup parsley, finely diced
1 cup fresh mint, finely diced
3 medium tomatoes, finely diced
2 large cucumbers, peeled, seeded, diced
2 teaspoons salt
dash black pepper

Layer the ingredients in the following manner in a glass bowl:  bulghur.  Layer of oil and lemon juice mixed together, green onion, celery, parsley, mint, tomatoes, cucumber, salt, and black pepper.  Cover and refrigerate for 24 hours or until the bulghur expands and is light in color.  Toss before serving.